Milk is Good….But Not Raw!

milkRecently there was a bill submitted to the Arkansas Legislature regarding the legalization of selling raw milk to the public from local (Arkansas) farms. Raw milk has not undergone pasteurization, a process whereby special equipment is used to heat milk to a specified temperature and hold it there for a period of time. Properly done, this destroys any harmful bacteria in the milk. Raw milk, however, does not go through this process, greatly increasing the probability that drinking it may cause food-borne illness. READ MORE

Food Groups: Your Tool for Healthy Eating

Wheel of Food GroupsA diet is complex and comprehensive. There are numerous traditional nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, fats, and carbohydrates), plus thousands of non-traditional nutrients found in foods that contribute to health. Foods such as broccoli, carrots and apples are certainly healthy, but a diet of only these foods would not be healthy. A diet must have variety to supply all the nutrients required for good health. This is why the Five Food Groups were created. READ MORE

Eating Out Healthy

fast food logosAmericans eat out more than ever. Both husbands and wives work, and then often in the evening have to take the kids to extracurricular activities such as soccer, dance, taekwondo, etc., leaving with little time for food preparation at home. Meal preparation is a lost art. According to a recent survey, 28% of Americans don’t know how to cook. READ MORE