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    Chow Line: Don’t keep sugary beverages at home

    I stopped buying soft drinks to have at home because I’ve read that they are a big reason why so many children are overweight. But my kids said they would stop eating so many snacks if I started buying soda again. Does that sound like an even trade?  
  2. Chow Line: Keep spreading word on food safety (7/26/13)

    Due to my work, I have learned a lot about food safety. But no matter what I say, friends and family think I’m too finicky, and they continue to take what I think are unnecessary risks. How can I get my message across?
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    Chow Line: Zucchini bread is not a vegetable

    We’ve been making (and eating) a lot of zucchini bread lately. Is it as nutritious as I hope it is?
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    Chow Line: Water, weight loss link needs research

    I heard about a study that showed drinking more water can help people lose weight. But I thought that was a myth that had been debunked a long time ago. Can you clarify?
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    Chow Line: Don’t let doggy bag make you sick

    We ate out this weekend, and I got a take-home container for my leftovers. On the way home, we stopped at a store and were there much longer than we anticipated. By the time we got home, it was three hours since we had been served at the restaurant. We refrigerated the leftovers, but should we throw them away instead?
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    Chow Line: Watermelon tasty, nutritious

    My favorite fruit is watermelon. Since it’s so watery, does it offer much nutrition?
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    Chow Line: No need to ‘detox’ with special diet

    Every once in a while I hear someone mention that they have either fasted or gone on a restricted diet to “detox” — and, of course, to lose a lot of weight relatively quickly. Is this a good practice? Is it safe?
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    Chow Line: Tips for the first-time home canner

    My mother-in-law gave me her pressure canner, and I’m hoping to do some canning for the first time this year. How should I prepare?
  9. Chow Line: Healthy eating tips the easy way

    I’m interested in eating more healthfully and hopefully losing a few pounds, but I don’t want to track everything I eat or count calories. Do you have any general tips that could help?
  10. Chow Line: Do homework before eating out

    I recently noticed that my favorite fast-food restaurant lists the calories of what I’m eating on the wrapper. I was shocked at how high the calories were. Is it just me, or are most people unaware of how many calories are in fast food?

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