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    Chow Line: Eat better while spending less

    Every week, I wince at the cost when I go through the grocery store checkout line. How can I save money but still eat healthfully? 
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    Chow Line: When good fruit goes bad

    When I hear about a recall involving fresh produce, how can I find out if the fruits and vegetables in my refrigerator are affected? If I buy organic produce, am I safe? Information about recent recalls and food safety alerts are available on the front page of
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    Chow Line: Look beyond high fructose corn syrup

    What’s the difference between corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup?
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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?
  5. 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?
  8. 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?