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Can a Pear a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Yes! Although apples get a lot of attention for their health benefits, pears pack a punch when it comes to healthful foods. Pears are one of the highest fiber filled fruits, providing six grams per medium-sized fruit helping you meet nearly 25% of your fiber daily requirement. A diet high in fiber has many health benefits, including reducing cholesterol levels, preventing colon cancer, and reducing constipation to name just a few. Pears also contain a fair amount of vitamins C, K, B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), and B6 (pyridoxine) and minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese; all of these are important in supporting your immune system and preventing disease.

 

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2020-2021 Food Service Newsletter

We are starting our third year of operation with Siena Catholic Schools. As we reflect on the past few months, we have learned the importance of teamwork and unity. As the first day of school approaches, we are working hard by developing policies and procedures that will keep every one of you safe, as your well-being is our first priority. We are looking forward to the school year ahead as we continue managing your Dining Program in fall of 2020. WE are ALL in this TOGETHER!.

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Eat Right Bite by Bite

The 2020 National Nutrition Month theme promotes making mindful choices with small goals and changes that will positively affect your health. Good nutrition doesn’t have to be restrictive or overwhelming; every little bit of nutrition is a step in the right direction. Try these small steps to have a cumulative healthful effect.

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The Best and Worst Diets for 2020

Well, 25 health and wellness experts weighed in on the best and worst diets for 2020 and there are some popular ones that are listed as the worst. Before we dig in to see what the experts had to say, we need to know what the criteria is for the ‘best’ diet. Experts considered balance, maintainability, palatability, family-friendliness, sustainability and healthfulness when ranking the diets.
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What is a Plant-Based Diet?

There are so many new plant-based products on our grocery store shelves and in our restaurants. That must mean its healthy or something to try, right? But what does a plant-based diet consist of? It’s pretty simple, the focus is on eating foods that are primarily from plants: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes and beans. It doesn’t mean you are vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat, eggs or dairy. It means you are making the choice to eat more foods from a plant source rather than an animal.


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Healthy to a “T”: ~ How to Beat Stress Eating

Feel as if there is nothing you can do about stress? Do you turn to food whenever you’re stressed out? Everyone has these same thoughts at some point in their life, but you have more control than you think. Stress management is about taking charge. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control. There is no “one size fits all” solution to managing stress. Here are a few healthy ways of coping with stress:

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