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Eat Smart During Emergencies

With Hurricane Florence making landfall today, it’s a good time to think about how to plan for emergencies and power outages. Food safety is a big concern for flooding and loss of power. But the simple act of preparing meals becomes more difficult as well. Here are some things to keep in mind this weekend, as well as any time it snows or other weather emergencies affect your normal routine. Continue reading

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Are you drinking enough water?

Most people have heard they should drink 8 glasses of water a day. But did you know this is just an estimate of the daily suggested water intake? Like all things in nutrition, the amount of water to drink each day varies based on many factors. Breastfeeding moms, very active people, and small children need more water than average. Kids may not drink enough water on their own, so parents should encourage them to drink water throughout the day. For most adults, drinking water when you feel thirsty will usually provide enough hydration. But for people who like setting a SMART goal, eight glasses of water a day is a good target. Continue reading