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It’s not the Turkey’s Fault that you are Tired

Monday, November 26, 2012

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Courtney Eaton
Monday, November 26, 2012

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The poor turkey is having a rough enough day without being blamed for your sleepiness after the Thanksgiving feast. Many people have heard the rumor that turkey contains a chemical called tryptophan that causes us to feel tired. According to

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Protein Problems?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Author: 
Kim Mayo
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Ever since the term “pink slime” was brought to our attention meat is seemingly less appealing. Red meat in particular over chicken or other poultry. Personally I don’t consider myself to be a vegetarian, but if I am offered a veggie burger or a hamburger I will always chose the non-meat option. Since I do not eat much meat I need to make sure that I am getting protein from other sources! 

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In Praise of Yogurt

Friday, November 16, 2012

Author: 
Madeleine Gould
Friday, November 16, 2012

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Yogurt is delicious. You can find it in many different flavors. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It can be used as a lower-calorie substitute for sour cream. It can be used to make smoothies. Yogurt is a versatile, tasty, and also healthful food. Other than its deliciousness and usefulness in different dishes, it exhibits some serious health benefits. Every year, more studies are released on the benefits of yogurt. Let’s examine the nutritional science behind these health benefits.

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Fat Talk Free Week at UNH Last Week

Friday, November 2, 2012

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Friday, November 2, 2012

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Fat Talk Free Week is a nation-wide initiative to ban fat talk for an entire week.  Fat talk is defined as any language that involves criticizing one’s body or the body of someone else. The slogan for the event is “Friends don’t let friends fat talk.” You have probably seen the stickers or flyers around the UNH campus at some point because UNH has been involved from the very beginning.

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Know Your Food with EcoGastronomy

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Author: 
Madeleine Gould
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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EcoGastronomy is a word coined by the University of New Hampshire itself, just like EcoGastronomy is a program available only at UNH. Break the word “EcoGastronomy” down, and it basically means environmental eating. But what is that? There are a thousand ways to interpret it, and most of them describe the EcoGastronomy dual major.

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Health Costs: What Hangs in the Balance in this Upcoming Presidential Election?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Author: 
Kendra Moffett
Friday, October 26, 2012

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With the 2012 Presidential Election quickly approaching, it can be nerve-racking for young adults between the ages of 18-25 to see where they will fall with either candidate if President Obama gets re-elected, or if Governor Mitt Romney gets elected. Below is the breakdown of what will happen to some health care costs access and the state of the Affordable Care Act depending on which candidate wins the Presidential Election.

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SPIN Working Alongside Women’s Ice Hockey Team

Monday, October 22, 2012

Author: 
Kim Mayo
Monday, October 22, 2012

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The peer education group SPIN (Students Promoting Information on Nutrition) has started working with the Women’s Ice Hockey Team to help improve their knowledge on nutrition. This is the first program of its kind where nutrition students are educating their student peer athletes! They hope to continue working with other sport teams in the future, as of now, the women’s gymnastics team has also showed an interest. The peer educators’ goals are to debunk common health myths and to teach the team how to eat in order to reach peak performance.

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Healthy Foods for Fall

Friday, October 19, 2012

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Kendra Moffett
Friday, October 19, 2012
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Fall is the air, and luckily that means some yummy and nutritious fare is back in season.

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Foods For Every Mood

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Ever feel like your moods are out of whack?

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The Nutrition Behind Whiter Teeth

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Author: 
Kim Mayo
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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There are so many advertisements today about how to get brighter, whiter teeth, and who doesn’t want perfect pearly whites? From Crest 3D White mouthwash to the generic brands of whitening strips, the amount of money made off theses products is overwhelming. For 20 treatments of Crest 3D White Professional Effects white strips, it costs approximately $54! As a college student it may be difficult to find the extra money to get your teeth brighter, but luckily there are ways to prevent your teeth from stains and other erosion that may occur in your mouth!

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