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- Published: Friday, June 1, 2018
Everywhere we look we see new, great protein-boosted drinks and foods. But how much protein is really needed, and do Americans get enough or too much? Protein is one of the macronutrients required on the Nutrition Facts label of foods because it ...
- Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Eating for performance is often overlooked by athletes. Foods contain nutrients that are important for various body functions. For example, fat stores vitamins, carbohydrates are energy for muscles and protein helps the body repair itself after ...
- Published: Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
Young athletes, eager to be a starting player or earn a scholarship, may be tempted to follow the lead of pros and use performance enhancers to gain a competitive edge. Dale Brigham, University of Missouri nutrition and fitness specialist, said high ...
- Published: Monday, March 1, 2010
Despite their popularity, energy drinks are not the best option nutritionally, said Tammy Roberts, former University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist. “Unfortunately, the energy in these drinks comes from sugar and ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2017
The Health Information for Men (HIM) curriculum developed by University of Missouri Extension aims to address a void in community health programming targeting middle-aged males. Specifically, the program goal is to encourage men to make more ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2015
This poster addresses the differences between nutrient-dense calories and empty calories and how to make the most of your calorie budget.TopicsNutritionHealthCaloriesCalorie budgetNutrient denseEmpty caloriesEssential caloriesExtra ...
Publication date: Oct. 2, 2014
Este boletín en español corresponde a la Lección 7 del Currículo Explorando Grupos de Alimentos, para Quinto Grado. El calcio es un nutriente muy importante porque le ayuda a los niños a tener huesos fuertes, provee ...
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