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    Chow Line: With kids, forget ‘weighty’ discussion

    Like me, my children are overweight. I’m having trouble figuring out how to talk with them about it. What’s the best approach?
  2. Chow Line: For now, stick with low- or nonfat dairy

    I tend to drink 1 percent or fat-free milk, but recently I’ve heard that full-fat dairy might help with weight loss. Should I switch?
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    Chow Line: Take steps against foodborne illness

    I got hit with a nasty bug last week, and I wonder if it might have been food poisoning. I’m OK now, but what kinds of food poisoning are most common, and what are the symptoms?
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    Chow Line: Focus on fruit as summertime treat

    My kids love having ice cream, especially in the summer. But I want to get them to eat more fresh fruit. Any tips?
  5. Chow Line: Eat fruit, veggies for health, not weight

    I was hoping that eating more fruits and vegetables this summer would help me lose a few pounds, but so far, no luck. Am I missing something?
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    Chow Line: Safety first at u-pick farms

    I’m taking my children to pick-your-own farms for the first time this summer. Any tips?
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    Chow Line: Find what terms on meat labels mean

    I’m seeing more local meat at the farmers market. Do words like  “no hormones,” “grass-fed” and “organic” all mean pretty much the same thing?
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    Chow Line: Diabetes can cause serious issues

    My father has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I’m surprised to learn about all of the complications that can result. What’s the best way we can help him reduce his risk?
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    Chow Line: New labels to help ID added sugars

    Next month, I want to try to cut added sugars from my diet, but I’m confused when I look at the Nutrition Facts labels. For example, sliced fruit packed in juice seems to have a lot of sugar. How can I tell if it’s added sugar or just the natural sugars from the fruit and juice?
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    Chow Line: Be sure produce is washed properly

    My wife always rinses packaged lettuce that’s marked as prewashed. She said it sometimes smells funny so she likes to rinse it off. If it smells funny, should we eat it? And is washing it necessary?