Chow Line: Focus on health to help kids lose weight (for 6/21/09)
June 12, 2009 My daughter never lost her "baby fat" and is now a pre-teen with a weight problem that she is defensive about. How can I help? It can be tricky for a parent to help their adolescent child lose weight. The defensiveness you see isn& ...
Chow Line: Focus on folate for health, not the blues (for 1/27/08)
January 17, 2008 I've heard that taking folate can help combat depression. Is that true? Actually, the evidence for this link is not very strong, although researchers are continuing to investigate possible connections low folate might have on the tre ...
Chow Line: Fit in fiber even on a gluten-free diet
March 28, 2008 What about people who are on gluten-free diets-- how can we get enough fiber? You're right-- consuming enough fiber can be challenging for a person who can't eat any products made with whole wheat. And if you're diagnosed wit ...
Chow Line: Fight colds, flu with balanced diet (for 12/31/06)
December 19, 2006 Note: Chow Line is going on vacation. Look for the next column on Friday, Jan. 5, for the week of Jan. 14, 2007. In the meantime, please use our archives at http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~news/ (click on "Chow Line" in the left ...
Chow Line: Feel good with omega-3 fatty acids (for 5/6/07)
April 27, 2007 Why are omega-3 fatty acids so important? Now, that's the omega-3-thousand-dollar question. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat, and researchers still are in the midst of discovering a lot about them. So far, the evid ...
Chow Line: Farmed, wild catfish: know nutrition, safety (for Aug. 1, 2010)
July 23, 2010 Our family really enjoys eating catfish. Is there much of a difference nutrition-wise between farm-raised catfish that we find at the store and wild catfish we catch on fishing trips? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Na ...
Chow Line: Exercise can help curb diabetes (for 8/19/07)
August 10, 2007 Why is physical activity so important for people with diabetes? The reason is simple: Exercise can help control blood sugar-- and that's the name of the game with diabetes. When you use your muscles, they need to get energy from somew ...
Chow Line: Expose children to more vegetables (for 8/17/08)
August 8, 2008 With school starting soon, I want to pack some fresh vegetables in my children's lunches, but I'm afraid they'll just throw them away. Any ideas? My advice: Try it. In fact, try a whole slew of vegetables-- carrot sticks, pea ...
Chow Line: Examine ingredients for added sugars (for 9/13/09)
September 4, 2009 Why are recent guidelines on reducing sugar intake focusing so much on 'added sugar'? Isn't all sugar the same? At home, you might think of "added sugar" as the sugar in your coffee or sugary foods and snacks suc ...
Chow Line: Enjoy, but keep control over holidays (for 12/5/10)
November 23, 2010 There's so much good food around during the holidays, I have a hard time controlling my eating. And, it's getting harder and harder to lose the extra pounds after the first of the year. Any tips? It's so easy to over-indul ...