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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 …

“If he can do it, so can I”

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The pop-up timer in the 12-pound turkey I bought had popped. I didn’t know what this meant. Thankfully, my friend did. The first turkey I’d ever cooked was done! Before we get to the turkey, a disclaimer: I …

A sweet way to use winter squash

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winter squash is a great storage vegetable. As long as the squash’s skin isn’t damaged and its stem is intact, it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Stored in a cool room (50 degrees is just about right), the …

Pinterest pops

Thursday, July 10, 2014

That’s right, LiveWell New Hampshire is on Pinterest. The plan is to find cool things to try and then share them with you. It seemed fitting to give popsicles a go for this issue. They are the perfect …

Day trip Pittsburg

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The best way to visit Pittsburg is to go fully armed with information. Luckily for all of us, the Town of Pittsburg has a robust website loaded with I-gotta-see-that-myself images of moose, fish, woodland and lakeside scenery and …

Thursday, July 10, 2014

We asked Katharine Nevins of MainStreet BookEnds in Warner to tell us what to read this summer. Here’s what she recommends: “Call the Midwife” by Jennifer Worth – $16 each Volume 1: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and …

Safe fun in the sun

Thursday, July 10, 2014

When local dermatologist Stephen Del Giudice talks about sun damage, he finds it helpful to use a metaphor: “Just because you have a seat belt on doesn’t mean you can drive recklessly and speed.” Here, Del Giudice said, …

Got ink?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

t’s summer, which means sweaters and jeans are getting shelved and skin is about to start getting a daily dose of vitamin D. In honor of the season of tank tops and shorts, we asked local people to …

Great grilling

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In summer we need recipes to suit the season – made for the outdoors, unfussy and flexible. Grilling is a great excuse to get into the fresh air, but too often barbecue recipes fail when it comes to …

Where to take the kids

Thursday, July 10, 2014

They’re specifically designed to entertain and enlighten your little ones, and they’re the perfect excuse to explore a new town: Here are six children’s museums and discovery centers across New Hampshire (and one just over the border in …

Keeping tabs on your money

Thursday, June 13, 2013

There are several apps available to those in need of a little help with personal finance. Here’s a look at two of them: A hands-on approach   to saving, spending If you need a hands-on way to look at where your money’s going each month, consider CoinKeeper. Starting …