• Calcium and Calorie Content of Selected Foods

      Farrell, Vanessa A.; Houtkooper, Linda (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-10)
      Healthy bone growth and maintenance requires adequate calcium intake. You can meet your calcium needs from foods, beverages, and, if necessary, supplements.
    • Calcium and Calorie Content of Selected Foods

      Farrell, Vanessa A.; Houtkooper, Linda; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-08)
      Healthy bone growth and maintenance requires adequate calcium intake. You can meet your calcium needs from foods, beverages, and if necessary, supplements. This publication contains the calorie and calcium content of some foods from each group of the Food Guide Pyramid which includes bread, cereal, rice, & pasta group; vegetable group; fruit group; milk, yogurt, & cheese group; meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, & nuts group; and fats, oils & sweets.
    • Calcium Supplement Guidelines

      Houtkooper, Linda; Farrell, Vanessa; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-01)
    • Calcium: A Simple Guide

      Farrell, Vanessa A.; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-01)
      It is important to know how much calcium you need to consume each day as more than 2500 mg of calcium each day can be harmful. Calcium should be obtained from foods and beverages first, then from supplements if necessary. Taking more than 500 mg of calcium at one time should be avoided. If you choose to take a calcium supplement, calcium citrate or calcium carbonate should be chosen.
    • Calorie Need Estimates

      Houtkooper, Linda; Maurer, Jaclyn; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2006-02)
      The energy content of food is measured in calories. The number of calories, or energy, an athlete needs to maintain weight depends upon: age, body weight, gender, Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) and physical Activity Energy Expenditure (AEE) levels.
    • Calories Count - Tips for Healthy Weight Management

      Maurer, Jaclyn; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2005-07)
      Weight management is more than just cutting back on carbohydrate or fat. Controlling calories is key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. This publication reviews how calories count, not matter what type of diet you choose to follow.
    • Dietary Fiber

      Misner, Scottie; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2006-12)
      Even dietary fiber is not considered a nutrient, health professionals agree that most Americans don't get nearly enough in their diet. So, why is fiber important? what does fiber do? This article answers the questions regarding diet fiber by providing information on the practical aspects of fiber in the diet as well as food sources and their dietary fiber content.
    • Dietary Fiber

      Misner, Scottie; Whitmer, Evelyn; Florian, Traci Armstrong (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2013-08)
    • Eating for Bone Health

      Durrant, Lynne; Farrell, Vanessa A.; Houtkooper, Linda; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-08)
      One of the easiest ways to reduce your risk of osteoporosis is to consume adequate amounts of vitamin D and calcium in your daily diet (includes recipes).
    • Eating for Two – A Healthy Pregnancy Starts with a Healthy Diet

      Wyatt, Melissa; da Silva, Vanessa (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-10)
      The saying “you are what you eat” takes on a new meaning when a woman learns she is expecting a baby. For the next several months, her growing baby’s health is directly dependent upon what she eats, and what she chooses to avoid. What is more, a woman’s diet during pregnancy has been shown to affect her child’s health long after she is no longer eating for two.
    • Favorite Food Show Guide

      Tessman, Darcy; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2005-07)
      The Favorite Food Show Guide provides basic information for 4-H youth and adults to better prepare for this event. Multiple illustrations make this guide very user friendly and information could be used as lessons for 4-H meetings.
    • Folate & Folic Acid- Healthy Moms Mean Healthy Babies

      Zilliox, Trish; da Silva, Vanessa (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-03)
      Before they may even know they are pregnant; women’s bodies and their level of folate play a critical role in preventing certain birth defects, specifically neural tube defects (NTDs). NTDs are birth defects in the brain, spinal cord, or spine. Considered ‘one of the most important public health discoveries of this century’ is that daily supplemental folic acid taken before becoming pregnant significantly reduces the risk of NTDs (1). In 1998, the United States made sweeping efforts that fortified cereal grains with folic acid to ensure all Americans consume adequate amounts of this vitamin. So what exactly is folate? What are the functions of this vitamin? What foods have high levels of folate and what is the recommended daily intake? This article will answer these questions and will go on to explain folic acid fortification and the impact fortification has had on the incidence of NTDs in Arizona.
    • Game Food

      Maurer, Jaclyn; Houtkooper, Linda; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2005-07)
      This handout reviews pre-game meal planning tips for young athletes. It also provides example foods and tips of what and when to eat and drink.
    • Getting Your Preschooler to Eat Fruits and Vegetables: Tips for Parents of Children Ages 3 to 5

      McDonald, Dan; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-01)
      Many parents struggle with getting their preschool age children (3 to 5 years of age) to eat fruits and vegetables, or having them try a fruit or vegetable that is new to them or prepared in a new way. Reluctance to eat certain foods or try new foods may be a way for children to express some control over at least this one small part of their lives. As with other aspects of parenting, it’s important not to turn the situation into a power struggle. Rather, it is best to be patient and realize that it may take many attempts before a child will try a new fruit or vegetable, or go back to eating a fruit or vegetable they claim not to like. Some basic suggestions are to continue to offer a variety of fruits and vegetables, eat fruits and vegetables yourself, and allow your children to participate in selecting and preparing fruits and vegetables for them to eat. Below are a few tips to encourage your children to eat fruits and vegetables, some things to avoid doing, and a few strategies you might choose to employ.
    • Healthy Meals on the Go

      Maurer, Jaclyn; Houtkooper, Linda; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2005-07)
      This handout reviews healthy meal choices for active youth traveling to away sporting events. It gives examples of healthier food options from different types of restaurants.
    • Healthy Meetings!

      Hoelscher Day, Sharon; Whitmer, Evelyn; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2006-03)
      Why healthy meetings? Many choices go into having a successful 4-H club meeting, training, community workshop, or grower meeting. Extension staff, and volunteers should include healthy lifestyle behaviors into their education and "Walk the Talk" for healthy living in Arizona. Learn how your next meeting or event can promote healthy habits like good nutrition, physical activity and safe food.
    • How to Evaluate Ergogenic Aid Claims

      Houtkooper, Linda; Maurer, Jaclyn; Mullins, Veronica; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2006-02)
      Nutrition misinformation, myths, fraud, and quackery can prevent athletes from attaining optimal performance. This publication provides a list of criteria to evaluate the myriad of information in the media surrounding the athlete and ergogenic aids.
    • Ideas for Picky Eaters

      Keeling, Heidi L.; Florian Armstrong, Traci L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-08)
      Parents of picky eaters often find it challenging to motivate their children to eat healthy, balanced meals. Two important goals of ensuring healthy lifestyles for our children include teaching them about the importance of a balanced, nutritious diet, and modeling healthy meals at home. For parents of picky eaters, this can seem like an impossible task!
    • Is Honey the Same as Sugar?

      Hongu, Nobuko; Suzuki, Asuka; Alcance, Klaire Angela Abalos; Martinez, Cathy L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-06)
      Both honey and sugar are carbohydrate, calorie-dense sweeteners. This article reviews similarities and differences of honey and sugar, and then answers the popular questions: “Is honey better than sugar?” and “What are cooking tips when substituting honey for sugar in recipes?”
    • Laboratories Conducting Soil, Plant, Feed, or Water Testing

      Schalau, Jeff W.; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2016-09)
      This publication lists laboratories that provide soil, plant, feed, and water testing within the state of Arizona. Revised September 2016.