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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 …

Something for everyone

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

OFFER. WANTED. TAKEN.     With those three words, Deron Beal of Tucson, Ariz., helped move the yard sale online, only with no money changing hands. Beal is the founder of The Freecycle Network, or Freecycle.org. It's a grassroots gifting network that - thanks to the sour economy and a …

What to do

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The early days of fall, with their colorful palette and exhilarating chill, are like a brightly painted invitation to get outside and play. And winter is a blank white canvas for drawing adventures with blades, boards and sleek plastic sleds. But right now, in these bare-boned weeks bereft …

Check out LiveWell

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

DESPITE THESE unseasonal temps, winter really is on its way, and we need your help with the January issue of LiveWell magazine. Visit our new LiveWell website to tell us how you like to spend chilly days - and to enter our skiing photo contest. While you're there, …

Make your entryway say 'welcome'

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Entryway floors take a beating during the season of snow boots and slush. The spot where we enter our homes - and welcome guests - can be a tricky one to decorate. It's meant to be a showcase, expressing our style and setting the tone for a visitor's …

Day trip: Jackson

Thursday, January 19, 2012

If you could wave a magic wand and create a winter-perfect New Hampshire village, you'd surely end up with Jackson. White church steeples, classic barns and iconic red bridges, colonial inns with fires burning bright, horse-drawn sleighs and cross-country ski trails running through deep forests. Stunning views of …

Hit the trails

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ready to hit the trails? Here are some of the most popular places across the state: • Beaver Meadow Golf Course, 1 Beaver Meadow Road (off of Sewalls Falls Road), Concord, 228-8954. The city maintains the trails when there's adequate snow, and the restaurant is open on weekends so …

Day Trip: New London

Monday, May 6, 2013

May is one of my favorite months. The sun comes out. Flowers bloom. People smile. It happens all over New Hampshire, but I dare you to find a more lovely setting for the promise of spring than New …

Hillary Nelson: Get grilling with heart-healthy Mediterranean foods

Monday, May 6, 2013

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine proved pretty decisively that a “Mediterranean” diet, rich in olive oil, fruit, vegetables and fish, can lower the risk of heart attack and stroke by about 30 …

Put your best face forward while enjoying sun’s warm, damaging rays

Monday, May 6, 2013

Finally. It’s warm and sunny. You’re heading to the park, raking your yard, going for walks without the aid of a treadmill. And you’re wearing sunscreen every day, right? Just because you’re not spending the day under the …

Living online

Monday, May 6, 2013

We’ll forgive you a little melodrama, parents of tweens. After all, if you’re living with a kid (or kids!) between the ages of 9 and 12, you know that EVERYTHING IS A BIG DEAL!!!!! But if you’ve been …

More than just a pretty place

Monday, May 6, 2013

The silky petals of a fragrant pink shrub rose; the crunchy texture of a gravel path; a nook where grass rustles and a stream runs. What we smell, see, hear, touch and taste can make a garden walk …

Happy cleaning: Green products make you feel good about cleaning

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

As friendly as we all want to be to the Earth these days, we’re still not too keen on having it for a house guest. Dirt is delightful in our gardens and all, but keep it off the …