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Menu changes may impact what you eat

On July 14, 2011

I went to a popular sandwich shop the other day, and was ready to order my usual sandwich when I noticed the calories listed beside the product on the menu board. I was stunned at how many calories were in my favorite sandwich. I usually skip the cheese and the mayo, but even with those missing items the calorie count…

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Do you know what’s on your produce?

On May 2, 2011

When you walk in the grocery store, you are greeted by an array of colors from deep purple eggplant to yellow lemons.  The colors always seem to shine. Have you ever wondered why? A wax coating is added to the fruit during packaging to maintain the freshness.  The wax holds the moisture inside the apple and keeps it looking shiny…