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Safety of Carrageenan

(2018)

Carrageenan, a naturally occurring gum derived from red seaweed, is used as a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier in food products such as chocolate milk, infant formula, and pie filling. In 2016, because pesticide residues had been discovered in some carrageenan imported from the Philippines, a citizen group that advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture voted to remove carrageenan from a list of foods labeled “USDA Organic.” The controversy surrounding carrageenan is not due to ill health effects caused by carrageenan itself. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has evaluated carrageenan as “generally recognized as safe.”

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New Nibbles: A Guide to Feeding Infants

(2012)

This printable card set is designed as a hands-on educational activity to train nutrition and health educators about developmentally appropriate infant-feeding practices, as set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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Healthalicious Cooking: Learning about Food and Physical Activity: Lesson 5. Make It Delicious: Plan and Balance!

(2012)

Lesson 5. Make It Delicious: Plan and Balance! This after-school curriculum is a great setting to promote a healthy lifestyle with good foods and physical activity, helping kids build health skills that will last a lifetime.

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Healthalicious Cooking: Learning about Food and Physical Activity: Lesson 1. Let's Make It Clean: Wash Up!

(2012)

Lesson 1. Let's Make It Clean: Wash Up! This after-school curriculum is a great setting to promote a healthy lifestyle with good foods and physical activity, helping kids build health skills that will last a lifetime.

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Healthalicious Cooking: Learning about Food and Physical Activity: Lesson 3. Make It Crunchy: Go for Whole Grains!

(2012)

Lesson 3. Make It Crunchy: Go for Whole Grains! This after-school curriculum is a great setting to promote a healthy lifestyle with good foods and physical activity, helping kids build health skills that will last a lifetime.

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Healthalicious Cooking: Learning about Food and Physical Activity: Lesson 2. Make It Healthy: Eat Balanced Meals.

(2012)

Lesson 2. Make It Healthy: Eat Balanced Meals. This after-school curriculum is a great setting to promote a healthy lifestyle with good foods and physical activity, helping kids build health skills that will last a lifetime.

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Healthalicious Cooking: Learning about Food and Physical Activity: Introduction

(2012)

This after-school curriculum is a perfect setting for promoting a healthy lifestyle that includes good foods and plenty of physical activity, helping kids build good health skills that will last a lifetime. The 6-week, hands-on after-school curriculum is designed to give 9- to 12-year-olds a fun introduction to preparing and eating healthy meals. Download all 7 publications:

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Healthalicious Cooking: Learning about Food and Physical Activity: Lesson 6. Make It Fun: Eat and Share!

(2012)

Lesson 6. Make It Fun: Eat and Share! This after-school curriculum is a great setting to promote a healthy lifestyle with good foods and physical activity, helping kids build health skills that will last a lifetime.

Cover page of Healthalicious Cooking: Learning about Food and Physical Activity: Lesson 4. Make It Colorful: Choose Fruits and Veggies by Color!

Healthalicious Cooking: Learning about Food and Physical Activity: Lesson 4. Make It Colorful: Choose Fruits and Veggies by Color!

(2012)

Lesson 4. Make It Colorful: Choose Fruits and Veggies by Color! This after-school curriculum is a great setting to promote a healthy lifestyle with good foods and physical activity, helping kids build health skills that will last a lifetime.

Cover page of The Lunch Box Series, A: Healthy Lunches for Preschool Children

The Lunch Box Series, A: Healthy Lunches for Preschool Children

(2009)

Basic nutrition facts (including USDA's MyPyramid for Kids), and how to apply them when preparing lunch for young children. Sample menus included.