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12/07/2012 Chow Line: Focus on safety with mailed food gifts (12/7/12) Last year we received a gift in the mail and didn’t open it until Christmas Eve. The box contained cheese spreads that said “Keep refrigerated” on the label. They had been at room temperature for more than a week, so we threw them out. But since then, I’ve seen some types of cheese spreads sold at the grocery store on the shelf. Were we being overly cautious? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
04/13/2012 Chow Line: Folic acid supplements still key (4/13/12) Since so many foods are fortified with folic acid, are supplements still necessary for women who are trying to get pregnant? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
06/19/2009 Chow Line: Folic acid vital for women (for 6/28/09) Is there a new recommendation for folic acid for adult women? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
06/06/2008 Chow Line: Food safety tips for cooking on the grill (for 6/15/08) We love cooking on the grill. Are there special food safety tips we should keep in mind? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
09/17/2010 Chow Line: For safety, wash hands properly, often (for 9/26/10) After attending a session at a nutrition site over the summer, my 6-year-old daughter told me I was washing my hands wrong and proceeded to show me the "right" way to do it. Is it really necessary to be so elaborate when washing your hands? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
09/28/2012 Chow Line: From land or sea, salt is salt (9/28/12) Why do some recipes call for sea salt instead of regular salt? Is it healthier? What about kosher salt?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
01/22/2010 Chow Line: Get ahead by eating more cabbage (for 1/31/10) We have been eating a lot of cabbage lately and really enjoying it. I know it's low-calorie, but does it offer many nutrients? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
11/06/2009 Chow Line: Get answers on holiday food safety (for 11/15/09) I am hosting relatives over the holidays this year; several are elderly and are a bit frail, so I want to be sure I'm following all food safety guidelines. Where can I go for a refresher? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros, Stephanie Smith
11/18/2010 Chow Line: Give red cabbage a place at the table (for 11/28/10) My husband and I recently had an unusual pasta dish, and one of the main ingredients was red cabbage. It was delicious. I've never used red cabbage in my own cooking -- any tips? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
10/26/2007 Chow Line: Glucose numbers depend on test used (for 11/4/07) My husband was diagnosed with diabetes with a blood sugar level of 180 milligrams per deciliter. A friend who has diabetes said 180 is really pre-diabetes -- a level of 200 is needed for diabetes. Why would the doctor say my husband has diabetes? Martha Filipic Martha Belury
02/02/2007 Chow Line: Go green(er) when choosing lettuce (for 2/11/07) I've read that lettuce actually has very little nutritional value, but I also hear that people need to eat more leafy greens. Isn't lettuce a "leafy green"? What's the real story? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
01/21/2011 Chow Line: Grapefruit offers more than vitamin C (for 1/30/11) This time of year, I really enjoy having grapefruit for breakfast. I know it is a good source of vitamin C, but what else does it offer? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
09/21/2007 Chow Line: Grapes have bunches of benefits (for 9/30/07) Lately, I've been on a grape kick. I'm surprised at how many varieties are available. What are their best points, nutrition-wise? Martha Filipic Josh Bomser, Joe Scheerens
12/12/2008 Chow Line: Gut reactions to candy canes vary (for 12/21/08) I've heard contradictory views: Do candy canes cause indigestion or do they combat it? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
11/12/2010 Chow Line: Have the flu? Eating citrus perfectly OK (for 11/21/10) I read on some website that people with the flu should avoid citrus fruits because they could make the illness worse. Is there any truth to that? Martha Filipic Sarah Clark
11/14/2008 Chow Line: Healthful, balanced diet best for bones (for 11/23/08) I read that the phosphoric acid in some soft drinks leaches calcium from bones. Is that true? Martha Filipic Jackie Buell
07/01/2009 Chow Line: Help available on food preservation (for 7/19/09) We're working hard on our vegetable garden this year and I want to do some food preservation (freezing or maybe even canning) so we can enjoy our harvest well into winter. How can I make sure I'm doing it right? Martha Filipic Doris Herringshaw
03/04/2011 Chow Line: Help build culture of healthy living, eating (for 3/13/11) My family has tried over and over again to eat healthier, be more active, and lose some extra pounds, but our efforts always seem to fizzle within a few weeks. We want to start again, and this time, make it stick. Any advice?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
08/19/2011 Chow Line: Help children cut back on calories (for 8/28/11) Does eating fast food contribute to childhood obesity? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
09/03/2010 Chow Line: Help kids eat less and move more (for 9/12/10) I keep hearing more and more about the problem of childhood obesity. How big of a problem is it really? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
06/23/2011 Chow Line: Help kids follow the Dietary Guidelines (for 7/10/11) I want to help my kids eat healthier and I'm trying to follow the MyPlate guidelines. Is there anything in particular I can do to help them establish healthy eating patterns that will last for life?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
03/13/2009 Chow Line: High blood sugar levels dangerous (for 3/22/09) How can having high blood sugar cause so many health problems? I understand that it does cause damage, but how? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
02/23/2012 Chow Line: High sodium hidden in all sorts of foods (Feb. 24, 2012) I recently read something about bread having a lot of sodium in it. Really, bread? I find that hard to believe.  Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
12/19/2008 Chow Line: High-fructose corn syrup just like sugar (for 12/28/08) I know people who refuse to eat anything that contains high-fructose corn syrup. Is it really so bad? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
03/25/2011 Chow Line: Honey or sugar: Is one better? (for 4/3/11) I think honey is healthier than sugar, but a friend disagrees, saying it’s just like liquid sugar. Who’s right?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
04/18/2008 Chow Line: Hormones can play havoc with appetite (for 4/27/08) I've heard that a hormone called leptin can affect your weight. How does it work? Martha Filipic Ouliana Ziouzenkova
11/22/2011 Chow Line: Host healthful holiday gatherings (for 12/4/11) We’re entertaining quite a bit over the holidays. We’ve been trying to eat more healthfully, and so have a lot of our friends and family. Any ideas to help us encourage healthy eating at parties, without being a complete wet blanket? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
08/24/2007 Chow Line: How sweet they are: A tale of two beets (for 9/2/07) Are sugar beets the same thing as the beets that are pickled or canned? Martha Filipic Matt Kleinhenz
01/05/2007 Chow Line: How to store oil is a controversial topic (for 1/14/07) I read on an Internet site that vegetable oil should be refrigerated after opening, but I've never done this and I've never had a problem. Should I start? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
03/23/2007 Chow Line: If you must, use math to figure iron intake (for 4/1/07) I am a 51-year-old woman trying to track my iron intake, but nutrition labels only give a percentage "Daily Value" for iron. How can I tell how much iron a food really contains? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros