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Eating Healthy INDEX


A healthy diet is important for maintaining a healthy immune system, and is especially important for children. Habits often carry over into adulthood, so parents have a special responsibility in helping children develop positive eating habits. The following offers links on our site concerning healthy eating, including the best-selling cookbook from Deirdre Imus.


Can School Diet Impact Student Behavior?

Can what schools feed students really make a major impact on their behavior?  A high school in Appleton, Wisconsin, found some surprising changes that some would call "a miracle."

Revised 06-28-12

Feature: Update on Organics

If the world of organic food leaves you mesmerized at the supermarket, you are not alone. This page from our Greening Your Life newsletter explains the USDA guidelines and labels for organic food, so shopping healthy for your family can become second nature.

Nutrition and Disease Prevention
This page summarizes information on our site concerning diet and prevention. It includes links to stories on organic foods, Ms. Imus' cookbook, as well as recent articles and research from the National Library of Medicine. Topics are arranged in alphabetical order.
Diets for Better Health and Disease Prevention

Proper nutrition is a critical part of health, and is even more important when you or are loved one are suffering from a food allergy disease or illness. There are many diets out there, and not all will be appropriate. Here are some diets intended for specific situations. Read more...

News: An Organic Apple a Day - Trumbull H.S.
Hackensack, NJ, October 26, 2006 – Focusing on the health aspects of “green” choices, Deirdre Imus encouraged teens to put “green” into action by starting with one thing, such as an organic apple or non-toxic cleaning products at home. The comments came October 19 in an address to 150 seniors, faculty and administrators at Trumbull High School in Connecticut, not far from Ms. Imus’ hometown in Waterbury.
Feature: Alternatives to Milk Products
Although you have been lead to believe that milk is necessary for strong bones and teeth, it may not be good for you or your children.
Cookbook: The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids & Cowboys
Deirdre Imus, founder and President of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® at Hackensack University Medical Center, made many public appearances throughout the tri-state area and New England to unveil her new cookbook, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys.
Healthy Recipe: Vegetable Pasta Salad
Make this pasta salad in the morning and serve it with fresh whole-grain bread for lunch. Better yet, wait and present as a side dish along with grilled veggie burgers for an informal supper. The flavors blend and intensify with time.


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