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Kids Kitchen: Sneaky Sodium

Sodium is a necessary part of our diet. Sodium helps our bodies keep the right amount of water, 

but we only need a little bit. 

The most common form of sodium is found in table salt, which is called sodium chloride. Most foods naturally have at least a small amount of sodium in them. Processed foods, on the other hand, have much more. Sodium is an cheap way to add flavor and to keep foods fresh longer.

Oct 19, 2010 348-827
Kids Kitchen: Whole Grains

Fiber is very important to everyone’s diet. It helps keep the digestive system healthy. Fiber also helps you feel full longer. It can hold off hunger for longer than junk foods or other foods that are low in fiber. This is great because you don’t have to eat as many empty calories (junk food) to feel full.

Usually, fiber is easy to find – whether it is in a whole-grain product or not. To make sure you know how much fiber you are eating, check out the food label. Choose foods that have at least 3 grams of fiber per serving.

Oct 18, 2010 348-837