Nutrition and Health
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Shoppers at more than 100 farmers markets, grocery stores, food pantries and roadside produce stands throughout Indiana can now connect with FoodLink, Purdue Extension's online hub for information about healthy foods.
Purdue food and nutrition scientist Mario Ferruzzi says that nursing women can boost the carotenoid
A Purdue University-led analysis of breast milk concludes that levels of health-promoting compounds known as carotenoids differ by country, with the U.S. lagging behind China and Mexico, a reflection of regional dietary habits.
River scene
Bob Rode, aquaculture extension specialist, shares resources to aid with the confusion as to whether seafood is healthy or harmful. USDA encourages the public to consume approximately 2 meals per week of seafood as part of a healthy diet. Is that safe?
Orange corn is naturally higher in provitamin A carotenoids. (Purdue Agricultural Communication phot
Purdue researchers have identified a set of genes that can be used to naturally boost the provitamin A content of corn kernels, a finding that could help combat vitamin A deficiency in developing countries and macular degeneration in the elderly.
Family eating salad with dressing.
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Salads are becoming increasingly popular choices as healthy meals, but Purdue University research shows that diners should choose dressings carefully to get the most out of their vegetables.
Kee-Hong Kim found that piceatannol, a compound found in red wine and several fruits, blocks immatur
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Drinking red wine won't make you thinner, but Purdue research shows that a compound in red wine may stop new fat cells from developing.
Jill Overton, food service director for Franklin Community Schools, can't overstate the case for foo
Jill Overton has more than 4,000 reasons to think about food safety - that's how many meals cafeteria staff at Franklin Community Schools prepare each school day. She turned to Purdue Extension for food safety workshops to train her staff.

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