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  1. Chow LIne: Are you getting enough vitamin D?

    What does vitamin D do? How much of it do we need?
  2. Chow Line: Keep watch on pregnancy pounds

    My daughter-in-law is pregnant but doesn’t seem to be gaining much weight. She is pleased, but I’m concerned. Should I be?
  3. Chow Line: Keep hard-boiled eggs refrigerated

    When I was little, my parents hid my Easter basket before they went to bed so I could hunt for it Easter morning. The basket always contained at least one hard-boiled egg. Now we’re told we shouldn’t leave hard-boiled eggs out overnight. There was never a problem before. Why the change?
  4. Chow Line: Know how many calories you need

    I always thought almost everyone should eat about 2,000 calories a day, because that’s what is listed on Nutrition Facts labels. But my doctor told me almost no one should eat 2,000 calories a day. Can you clarify this?
  5. Chow Line: Paleo diet has pros and cons

    A lot of my friends seem to be trying the Paleo diet these days. Is the diet safe and sound?
  6. Chow Line: What to do about mold on cheese

    We had a nice weekend getaway a while back and brought home some artisan cheese we found in a local shop. Today I saw some mold on it. Can I just cut the mold away or is the whole block of cheese unsafe?
  7. Chow Line: Use Nutrition Month to get back on track

    I know National Nutrition Month is coming up in March, and I want to use the occasion to jump-start my resolution to eat better this year. But I’ve done this kind of thing before and I’m out of new ideas. Where can I find some good ones?
  8. Chow Line: Protein guidance can be confusing

    How much protein should I eat every day?
  9. Chow Line: If food is recalled, find out details

    What’s the best thing to do when you hear a food that you’ve recently purchased is being recalled?
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    Chow Line: Don’t overindulge on wine, chocolate

    With Valentine’s Day approaching, can you tell me more about the health benefits of chocolate and red wine?