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12/16/2014 Chow Line: Make healthful eating fun for kids (8/31/12) I’m trying to get my children to eat healthier, but they constantly ask for high-sugar cereal and other foods that aren’t good for them. How can I entice them to eat healthier foods? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
03/09/2012 Chow Line: Make MyPlate work for you (3/9/12) I’ve been following the eating patterns depicted in “MyPlate,” but do I have to incorporate all the food groups at every meal? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
05/06/2011 Chow Line: Make sure you get enough calcium (for 5/15/11) I just turned 50. Do I need to increase my calcium intake? Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
05/08/2009 Chow Line: Make your salad as healthful as possible (for 5/17/09) My sister makes what she calls "junk food salad," with lots of toppings and dressing. Is that kind of salad healthful? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
08/28/2009 Chow Line: Many children low in vitamin D (for 9/6/09) I recently read that many children are low on vitamin D. How can I be sure my children are getting enough? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
05/23/2008 Chow Line: Many options for storing fresh herbs (for 6/1/08) We are growing fresh basil and other herbs. What is the best way to store them for use later? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
03/26/2010 Chow Line: Many reasons for rise in child obesity (for 4/4/2010) Why is childhood obesity increasing at such an alarming rate? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
08/20/2010 Chow Line: Meaning of dates on canned goods varies (for 8/29/10) Most canned goods seem to have dates or codes on the bottom of the can. Are these expiration dates? If so, how do I read the ones that are in code? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
06/11/2010 Chow Line: Mediterranean-style diet has benefits (for 6/20/10) I have heard a lot of good things about adopting a Mediterranean-style diet over the years. I don't want to make a drastic change, but what can I do to start transitioning to a diet that's more in line with what they recommend? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
04/11/2011 Chow Line: Menopause weight gain not inevitable (for 4/17/11) My mother is in her mid-60s and is about 70 pounds too heavy. She says she has been unable to lose weight since menopause. How can I encourage her? Martha Filipic Jennifer Even
12/22/2014 Chow Line: Metabolic syndrome explained (4/20/12) I’ve often heard of “metabolic syndrome,” but what is it, exactly? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
04/27/2012 Chow Line: Microwave ovens safe if used properly A friend forwarded an email message that showed how using water heated in the microwave (and then allowed to cool) can kill houseplants. Is using the microwave to heat food safe? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
04/06/2007 Chow Line: Milk a good option for protein, calcium (for 4/15/07) I read that the protein in milk could cause kidney damage and the calcium in milk isn't well absorbed. Is this accurate? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
11/16/2007 Chow Line: More children have weight problem (for 11/25/07) The pediatrician told me that my son is "at risk for overweight." What does that mean? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
04/16/2010 Chow Line: More say: 'Yogurt, it's Greek to me' (for 4/25/10) What can you tell me about Greek yogurt? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
07/13/2007 Chow Line: Most children don't get enough calcium (for 7/22/07) I heard most children don't consume enough calcium. How much should they get? Martha Filipic Jackie Buell
04/04/2008 Chow Line: Most of us need more produce, dairy (for 4/13/08) Do most Americans meet the U.S. Dietary Guidelines? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
11/13/2009 Chow Line: Most of us need to eat more produce (for 11/22/09) I think I eat a lot of produce, but my sister, a dietitian, says I should eat more. I usually have a piece of fruit as a mid-morning snack, and I always have a salad and a side dish of vegetables at dinner. Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
02/26/2010 Chow Line: Most seniors need healthier diets (for 3/7/10) When my mother got older, I recall being very concerned about the weight loss she began experiencing. Unfortunately, now that I am approaching 60, I find myself gaining weight. Which is worse for older people, weight gain or weight loss? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
11/17/2006 Chow Line: Mushrooms offer nutrients, few calories (for 11/26/06) Are mushrooms a vegetable? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
06/17/2011 Chow Line: MyPlate offers tips for adding fruits, veggies (for 6/26/11) I'm trying to follow the MyPlate recommendations to eat more fruits and vegetables, but I'm in a rut. Where can I find some new ideas? Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
06/23/2011 Chow Line: offers ideas for vegan diets (for 7/17/11) I'm a vegan and think I eat pretty healthfully, but I feel like I'm in a rut with my day-to-day diet. Any suggestions?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
06/03/2011 Chow Line: Nearly one in 100 need to avoid gluten (for 6/12/11) I see more and more foods labeled “gluten-free.” What exactly is gluten, anyway? And why don’t people want it?   Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
04/17/2009 Chow Line: Need a wake-up call on caffeine? (for 4/26/09) When the time changed this spring, I found myself drinking a lot more coffee, and I haven't stopped. Should I be concerned about caffeine? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
02/23/2012 Chow Line: New findings shed light on diverticulosis (2/10/12) I spoke with a friend recently who said he had a bad attack of diverticulitis. First, is that the same thing as diverticulosis? Also, can a high-fiber diet help prevent either condition?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
07/13/2012 Chow Line: New to canning? Do your homework (7/13/12) Since I retired and I have more time on my hands, I’d like to try home canning. Where should I start? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
06/18/2010 Chow Line: No need to scream over ice cream (for 6/27/10) My husband chooses strawberry ice cream over other flavors because he thinks the fruit makes it healthier. Does it? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
09/30/2010 Chow Line: No need to spend a fortune to eat right (for 10/10/10) Please help settle a debate. Is it more expensive to eat a healthy diet or not? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
04/30/2010 Chow Line: Not everyone can tolerate gluten (for 5/9/10) In the past few months, two of our friends have told us that they need to avoid eating wheat products, even though they said tests for celiac disease came back negative. Are there other reasons people would need to avoid wheat? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
07/06/2012 Chow Line: Now is a great time to try fresh herbs (7/6/12) Last week, I used fresh dill weed in a recipe for the first time and was surprised how mild it was -- very different from from the dried dill I normally use. I want to try using more fresh herbs. Any ideas on where I should start? Martha Filipic