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    Chow Line: How to evaluate online nutrition info

    I can easily find information about nutrition online, but I'm not certain how to tell if it's reliable. Are there good sources I can trust?
  2. Chow Line: Eat healthfully when dining out

    I’ve been trying to lose some weight, but lately I’ve been eating out a lot, both for business and pleasure. How can I keep eating healthfully at restaurants?
  3. Chow Line: Think food safety with microwave

    Some people at work keep their frozen food entrees in the refrigerator until lunchtime, even though the packages say they should remain frozen until heating. Is this safe?
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    Chow Line: Try new greens for your salad

    I always used to use romaine lettuce for salads, but recently I switched to a spring mix and I love it. What can you tell me about other types of greens for fresh salads?
  5. Chow Line: Boost health with more fiber

    I’m trying to add more fiber in my diet, but I’m not sure how much I need or if it matters what type of fiber it is. Can you fill me in?
  6. Chow Line: Dry kidney beans need to be boiled

    A few weeks ago, I soaked some dry kidney beans to prepare them for some chili. My sister told me that before adding them to the chili, I should boil them to make sure the beans wouldn’t make us sick. I did, but was that really necessary?
  7. Chow LIne: Are you getting enough vitamin D?

    What does vitamin D do? How much of it do we need?
  8. 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?
  9. 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?
  10. 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?