News: Chow Line

  1. man with laptop at kitchen breakfast table

    Chow Line: Stay safe by signing up for food recall alerts

    My wife was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and so we are both watching what we eat much more carefully. I was surprised to learn that she needs to be more careful about foodborne illness now. We think we do pretty good at following guidelines at home, but how can we find out about food recalls?  
  2. man examining food label in grocery store aisle

    Chow Line: How to use the ‘5-20’ rule for healthy choices

    I’ve never been a fan of Nutrition Facts labels, but a friend recently mentioned that she reads them all the time, using something called the “520 rule.” What is the 520 rule?  
  3. roasted corn on the cob

    Chow Line: An ear of corn A-OK as part of a balanced diet

    We really enjoyed having corn on the cob on July Fourth. One of my children asked why we don’t have it more often. I explained that corn is a starchy vegetable and we shouldn’t eat too much of it. But it got me thinking, how much is reasonable?  
  4. woman in garden

    Chow Line: Working in garden yields multiple benefits

    This year, I greatly enlarged my vegetable garden. I enjoy it, but it’s a lot more work than I realized. People tell me that gardening provides a lot of health benefits. Like what?  
  5. girl watching tv with remote and a bowl of popcorn

    Chow Line: Pack kids’ snacks with nutrients, variety

    I know my kids eat too many cookies and chips. What are some healthier snack options for kids?  
  6. around the grill

    Chow Line: When camping, keep food safety in mind

    We are planning to go camping for a long weekend this summer and I want to be sure we’re smart about the food we bring and prepare. What should we keep in mind regarding food safety?   
  7. bowls of fresh fruit

    Chow Line: Eat fruit, but know how it affects blood sugar

    I know I should be eating more fresh fruit, but I have type 2 diabetes. Last weekend I enjoyed a few slices of watermelon, and I was surprised when I tested my blood sugar and saw that it spiked over 200. Should I forget about eating more fresh fruit?  
  8. fresh vegetables

    Chow Line: 8 great ways to eat more veggies every day

    I know I should be eating more vegetables, but I need inspiration. What are some easy ways to fit more vegetables into my diet?  
  9. old label vs. new label

    Chow Line: In 2018, food labels will give more information

    I heard something on the news about the Nutrition Facts labels changing. What are the details?  
  10. smoothies

    Chow Line: Smoothies can boost fruit, calcium intake

    My teenage daughter has a sudden affinity for smoothies. She is making them all the time. Is this something I should encourage?