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In this Tuesday, April 29, 2014 photo, fruit and vegetables are served during lunch at the Patrick Henry Elementary School in Alexandria, Va. Starting next school year, pasta and other grain products in schools will have to be whole-grain rich, or more than half whole grain. The requirement is part of a government effort to make school lunches and breakfasts healthier. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Make it healthy, make it tempting

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In schools where trained chefs jazzed up fare, children ate more fruits and vegetables – and the schools themselves saved money, according to a study released in JAMA Pediatrics. Getting them to drink plain milk instead of chocolate milk was a much bigger challenge, however. Researchers at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health studied the eating habits of …

The newest fitness trend: Mixing it up

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The latest workout crazes promise to stimulate your brain and your muscles in new ways with barre plies in the air (think aerial ballet), dance cardio (think a night out) or a killer routine modeled after a popular cooking show. “Everybody falls into fitness ruts,” said fitness expert Jeff Halevy, owner of Halevy …

How many carbs is in that vodka-martini?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Want to know how many calories are in your shot of Johnnie Walker or your pint of Guinness? You’re about to find out. Diageo, the global alcohol giant behind those brands, along with Smirnoff, Bailey’s, Bushmills and others, says it will put alcohol-content and nutrition information on the labels of its products. The …

Taking stock: Making your own broth is a labor of love

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I was raised in a household where broth was either chicken or beef and came out of a can. So 30 years ago, when I began my training at the French Culinary Institute, I was surprised to learn …

5 ways to make a kitchen more germ-free

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Even the tidiest kitchens might be harboring harmful bacteria, and often where they’re least expected. Paying more attention to a few often-overlooked places can help keep your household safer, experts say. For starters, home cooks should have four …

New tools can take the backache out of snow removal

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

That familiar refrain of winter is back. Do you hear it? Metal shovels scraping snow-covered driveways and sidewalks. The industrious whir of snow blowers. The grating sound of scrapers chiseling cars out from beneath layers of ice. Snow …

Sleigh ride, anyone?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The sleigh had just rounded a corner. It was now headed up a sloping stretch of terrain. The temperature was hovering around freezing, a handful of snowflakes falling from the ashen sky. The horses pulling the sleigh started …

Jazz up your holidays with the latest in lights

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Clark Griswold would be proud. Thanks to advances in lighting technology, suburban dads (and moms) across the country have a lot to choose from when it comes to creative ways to deck their halls for the holidays this …

elfscapades

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pinterest board information Need some ideas for your own elf this Christmas? Follow LiveWell on Pinterest and check out our Elf Ideas board: pinterest.com/LiveWellNH/elf-ideas/. if your elf or mensch does something cool, pin it and send it to …

Day trip: Keene

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Forget about pumpkins! Keene’s lively community is active all year round, but especially so during the Christmas season. The downtown area has a wonderfully eclectic array of small, independently owned shops and eateries. Even better, most are within …

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The problem with Christmas elves is that only people who celebrate Christmas can enjoy them. Enter Mensch on a Bench. Created by Neal Hoffman, a Jewish father who wanted a way to teach his sons about Hanukkhah while …

Soup’s on!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It’s bonfire season in New Hampshire, which means it’s time for simple, warming soups and stews. Here are two recipes that won’t crowd your busy holiday schedule or break the bank with costly ingredients. Both can be mixed …

Talking turkey

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cooking a turkey is either a horrifying experience or a piece of cake. Or so people said when I told them my plans to cook my first turkey this Thanksgiving. Seeking guidance, I rolled up Interstate 93, to …