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Ask A Connecticut Expert: School Lunches To Prepare In 10 Minutes Or Less

As you plan for the return of the school year try your hand at these quick and easy lunches suggested by nutritionist Nicole Barrato. Each has flexibility to make adaptations to your picky eater and can be made fun all while packing in nutrition.



Study: Chocolate Can Help Prevent Some Heart Diseases

Bioactive plant compounds found in the cocoa bean may have properties that strengthens blood vessels.


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Study: Many Herbal Supplements Aren’t What They Say

DNA testing on hundreds of bottles of store-brand herbal supplements found that four out of five contained none of the herbs on the label.


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New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Labels On Nearly Everything

Like it or not, calorie counts are coming to restaurant menus, convenience store sandwiches and more as the Food and Drug Administration announced new calorie labeling rules on Tuesday.


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‘Eating Smart’ With High-Tech Utensils

We all know losing weight takes more than just a diet. Now even your fork and plate are being engineered to help you slim down.


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Study Says Home-Packed Lunches Less Nutritious Than School-Made Meals

A new study finds that what parents pack from home is often much worse than what’s offered at school.


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Big Day At White House For Connecticut-Based Restaurant Chain

First Lady Michelle Obama announced that Connecticut-based Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage children to eat more food that doesn’t come from a box.


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Free Meals For Children

Once again this summer, children can receive a meal at one of 400 locations around the state.