The kitchen is the "dirtiest" room in the house, according to a recent study, because people are less likely to use strong cleaners and disinfectants in that room.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases offers suggestions to help your child develop and maintain good eating habits and to prevent chaotic mealtimes in your home.
Here are recipes that fit the bill for teaching some baking basics and setting some good nutrition patterns early. All you'll need are some simple tools and tolerance for a few spills. These recipes are safe for a child to make (with adult help) and are practically foolproof.
Learning a bit more about vitamins and minerals can help ensure your kids are on the right nutritional track.
Does your lunch just happen? Is it often a last-minute decision of where to eat and whether or not you want fries with your burger? If so, maybe it's time to show lunch a little more respect.
Healthy lifestyle choices can help you enjoy a better quality of life for an increasing number of years. The best news is that it’s never too late to get started.
Barbecuing uses healthy cooking techniques for a low-fat, healthy lifestyle -- especially when compared with frying.
Which is more important to you -- being able to wear the jeans you wore five years ago, or being able to move better, have more energy and improve your health?
A sauce can be many things. A sauce can be hot or cold -- think gravy or salad dressing -- chunky or creamy, sweet or savory.
The earlier you teach children such sound habits, the more likely they are to maintain a healthy weight.
Rice contributes protein, some essential B vitamins, and, depending on the type of rice, fiber, vitamin E and important nutrients such as folate.
One of the easiest tools to help you watch your weight is the nutrition label on packaged foods.
People decide to eat a vegetarian diet for a variety of reasons. But how they make the change requires they take one of two routes -- the overnight approach or the gradual one.
Although there’s nothing wrong with wanting a particular food, giving in to cravings can make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet reduced blood pressure. This diet is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and total fat and emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products.
Most experts agree that there is no solid proof that memory-enhancing supplements work. These products may not even contain much of their "active herbal ingredients."
Make recipes more nutritious and lower in fat by reducing high-fat ingredients or substituting healthier ingredients.
Whether you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight or lose a few pounds, knowing the definitions of terms relating to diet and exercise can help you make good choices.
As we grow older and our bodies and lifestyles change, our nutritional needs change, as well.
Evidence is mounting that a healthful diet can help protect you from some diseases. What you eat -- or don't eat -- may help prevent heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes.
Nuts offer valuable fiber, protein, and nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and vitamin E.
If your child is allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, such as walnuts, almonds or pecans, it's important that you teach him or her to ask about any treat offered at school or day care before eating it.
Omega-3s are a beneficial and essential form of fat, one that your body needs but can't make.
Researchers have found that cooking muscle meats -- beef, pork, poultry and fish -- at high temperatures may pose a risk for cancer.
It's not always easy to get your children to eat enough fruits and vegetables.
Nutrition experts agree that a wide assortment of nutritionally balanced snacks served in moderation can be a healthy, essential part of a child's diet.
Bake it, boil it, steam it, fry it. There's no question that America's favorite vegetable is the potato. Each of us ate an average of nearly 140 pounds of potatoes.
Many people experience late-in-the-day energy lags, but you can take steps to prevent them.
By teaching your kids to follow a healthy lifestyle, you can help reduce their risk for heart disease later in life.
Although children and teens usually don't show the symptoms of heart disease, the silent buildup of plaque (fatty deposits) can start in childhood and can have a serious impact on their adult life.