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Simple, quick swaps can change lunch from a high-calorie and low-nutrition meal, into a healthy, balanced meal that will fuel you for the rest of your day.

Instead of a salami sandwich on white bread with cheese, mayonnaise and mustard, make this open-faced sandwich: Rotisserie chicken, three slices avocado, two tomato slices, lettuce and mustard on one piece of 100 percent whole wheat bread, toasted. This sandwich is sure to fuel you through the rest of your day.

Harvard researchers say making this one change – cooking more meals at home - can have a notable impact on your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. However, that is often easier said than done. With busy work and school schedules, families have been opting to eat out or carry in more often in recent years than they used to.  Geng Zong, from the Harvard University T. H.

Researchers and health care providers cannot predict with certainty who will develop diabetes – whether it is Type 1 or Type 2. Yes, there are some people born with a predisposition to develop the disease, but genes alone do not determine that fate. Along with a family history of diabetes, something in the environment triggers the onset of diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.

Halloween is an expressive time for children. Anticipating and deciding what costume they will wear is as fun as trick-or-treating itself. Face paint may just be the finishing touch to make your child’s costume come together, but could you unknowingly be putting them at risk?

PAD is a narrowing or blockage in the blood vessels in the legs, which slows the blood flow to the legs and feet. It affects as many as 8 to 12 million Americans. When PAD occurs, a lack of blood flow makes it more difficult for wounds or ulcers to heal, because they are not getting the oxygen they need to speed recovery. PAD also raises the risk of heart attack or stroke, just as a blockage in an artery in the heart increases the risk.

Signs of PAD

Mango Banana Superfood Green Smoothie

Servings: 2 • Size: 16 oz smoothie • Calories: 173.5 • Fat: 6 g • Carbohydrates: 27 g • Fiber: 4.5 g • Protein: 5 g • Sugar: 15.5 g Sodium: 171 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Ingredients:

After school snacks may rightfully have a bad reputation, but they are actually excellent opportunities to provide your growing children the nutrition they need after a long day at school. Instead of grabbing a bag of chips or stopping by the convenience store for a candy bar, Hillcrest South dietitian Stephanie Harris, MS, RD/LD shares some new ideas for snacks your kids will enjoy, while also helping to support a balanced diet. With a little planning the weekend before, you can have a variety of options for your children to choose and try.

Waffle Treat

As the calendar rolls around to August, many parents begin thinking about their children going back to school. Gone will be the flexible schedules of summer ushered in by early morning routines and after school activities filling the calendar. For families, it can be an adjustment, not only logistically, but also nutritionally. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, here are some tips to help plan for a healthy, nutritionally balanced back to school.

Following the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans for proper nutrition, here are the five areas you need to consider: