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April's Balanced U Theme is Earth Friendly Foods
Earth Friendly Foods are those that have minimal impact on the Earth. The way food is handled before it gets to you influences the nutrient and sustainability qualities of the food. You’ve probably heard of the Slow Food Movement. No doubt you’ve heard of l...

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Balanced U’s Theme for March: Metabolism Boosters
What is metabolism? Metabolism is the process of transforming food (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats) into energy for you to use. More simply put - it is the rate at which your body burns calories (uses up energy). The rate of your metabolism depends on th...

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National Nutrition
Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is celebrated
annually each March. The theme this year is “ Enjoy the Taste of Eating
Right .” Consumer research confirms that t...

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'Tis the Month for Heart Healthy Tips
The month of February is American Heart Month , which is a month dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease and encouraging heart healthy choices. Heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans. We can reduce heart disease by
promoting a healthy diet and...

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Skinnier Version of a Big Game Favorite - Spinach Artichoke Dip
Are you fired up for the Super Bowl? You may sacrifice your voice rooting for your team, but you shouldn't compromise your waistline. Instead of eating your typical Spinach and Artichoke Dip that's full of creamy, caloric ingredients - try this tasty twist ...

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Sustainability On The Move...
Hello SLU Community!  My name is Lindsey Jones and I
will be working for you as the Director of Sustainability for SLU Dining
Services.  This position has been created to provide the SLU Students and
Faculty with a more sustainable, local, life-giving, l...

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New Year, New You
As we kick off a new year, many people find themselves making resolutions for the year. There are a multitude of resolutions that people make each year. A few of the most popular ones often seem to involve nutrition to some capacity. People make resolutions...

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Better for You: Chocolate Chip Blondies
During the Holiday Season, you find yourself always surrounded by desserts. You bake them. They're at the parties and gatherings you attend. The leftovers from parties are at your house. You can't hide from them, and most of them look pretty delicious and t...

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Fueling for Finals with Food
The end of the semester is coming to a close and with that means final exams. I am sure that most of you will spend the majority of your time this next week studying. Some of you might even be planning on practically living in the library during finals week...
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