The USDA introduced its first food guide in 1902. Known as the Atwater guide, it laid the foundation for recommended food groups and serving sizes. After 109 years and almost a dozen changes in content and form, the USDA has just published a new, simpler guide based on recent accepted nutritional research.
Need to be sharp at work tomorrow? Pile your plate high with fruits and vegetables! Researchers followed a group of more than 1,600 mature adults for 10 years, studied their diets and measured their mental sharpness.
It's time to celebrate the fresh fruits and vegetables that arrive with spring! Eating fruits and vegetables will help you stay healthy. Choosing fresh seasonal foods in your area can be economical and eco-friendly as farms across the country showcase their produce at local farmers' markets -- economical, fresh and delicious! In honor of the season, we focus on ten stunners from the spring harvest!