The nutritional choices you make for your children are crucial, setting the stage for good health and good habits for years to come.
In recent years, most Americans have made healthier food choices a part of their every day lives. But what about the products we put on our bodies?
One day you realize you’re just not your best self – your energy level is low, you feel sluggish, your body just feels out of sorts.
Region views on organic food
Kenny Theis, Kouts | "I think it's a missused term. The government hasn't come to terms with it yet. It's a marketing term right now."
Region views on food
Gayla Porch, Wanatah | "I think it's a ploy to get you to buy it. I do buy organic spinach because it seems to last longer."
Dan Sopko, Crete | "Yes. We spend our winters in Mexico. We're very apprehensive about our food. We buy from the super mercado, and they offer organic food."
Ann Jankowski, Valparaiso | "I have heard that some are better. But if you don't buy organic and you rinse and wash your produce, it's just as good."
Jea Theis, Kouts | "I think there's a lot of produce that's mislabled as organic, so you have to be careful about what you select. I do think it's healther."
Anil Acuna, Chicago | "They're more expensive. The price you pay is for the product itself, chemical-free and no preservatives."
PORTAGE | The city-sponsored community farmers market will open for the season Sunday with additional vendors and wares.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but maybe less so if you use chemical pesticides, fungicides or fertilizer.
VALPARAISO | It might be possible soon to go downtown to get a fresh meal in a glass.
So political kerfuffle aside, you have to wonder exactly what a $16 muffin would taste like.
This was the summer of kale in the backyard.
It looks like Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, and Kraft says it tastes just like the original. But a new ingredient is lurking inside this version of the American family dinner staple: cauliflower.
An organic lifestyle could not only save your health, it should save your wealth, too. Some argue that organic food offers higher nutrients, which translates to better health and fewer medical expenses over time.
As the weather warms and the brown landscape turns green, Stephanie Weyenberg's thoughts turn to planting for her family's early spring garden.
Pork belly, pop-up restaurants and organic food? That's soooooo 2010.
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