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Guest Blogger: Hannah Gwen Stowell, Age 7

Hannah Gwen Stowell, age 7, shares her ideas on what she likes to bring to school or camp.

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National Nutrition Month: “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”

Recently, the team at Guiding Stars asked me what the theme of National Nutrition Month 2013, "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" means to me. Naturally, I had an answer.

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Eat When You’re Hungry…When You’re Really Hungry

It sounds simple enough- eat when you are hungry. Yet most of us don't know how to eat at the right time and we struggle to distinguish physical hunger from emotional hunger. I strongly believe that learning what it means to be truly, physically hungry and how to stop when you are just full enough, is an essential part of healthy living and critical to reaching and maintaining healthy weight.

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Be My Valentine with the Perfect Craft for Kids: Heart Shaped Crayons

Are you looking for the perfect Valentine's Day treat for you child's class that is all treat with none of the sugar? My kids and I have made the perfect Valentine's Day present for your children to share with their friends.

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Make a Plan Before a Resolution

If you are looking to make a healthy change to your diet, whether it’s to lose weight, eat more fruits and vegetables, reduce your sodium or anything else, you must start with a solid plan. Begin by asking yourself these very important questions.

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Too many Thanksgiving leftovers?

Recently the team at Guiding Stars asked me if I had creative ways of managing Thanksgiving leftovers. Not surprisingly, I did! Here's a sample of what I suggested...

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7-Day Nutrition Plan

People often ask me for tips on how to get through the week; how to seamlessly put together meals that carry from one day to the next. Here I lay out a 7-Day plan that incorporates quick and easy meals as well as satisfying snacks that help keep your energy up. Let me know what you think!

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Ten Great Trail Mixes

In my opinion, there is no easier (and great for you!) snack to put together than trail mix! Skip the packaged varieties and try one of these instead!

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There Are No Bad Foods

Think about your diet as a house: a house without a strong foundation is in serious trouble. When you start by trying to understand the role food plays in your life, you’re building a foundation that will help you design a "house of wellness" that won’t come crashing down.

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