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8 Delicious Ways to Add Oats to Your Diet

We’re all familiar with oatmeal at breakfast, but did you know that oats are also used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes all around the world? Zara Awan, a Nutritionist with the Mary's Center WIC Program, says oats are popular because they are inexpensive, nutritious and satisfying. Oats are low in fat, and packed with fiber and vitamin B, calcium, potassium and iron.

7 Small Changes to Help You Whittle Your Waistline

Decrease your waistline and increase your chances of having a long, healthy life! That’s the message from Mary’s Center Registered Dietitian and Mary’s Center WIC Program Director, Akua Odi Boateng, who has some great nutrition tips to get you started.

How to Make Your Child Love Fruits and Veggies

Is your child a picky eater? Don’t despair! Candice Floyd, a Nutrition Program Specialist in Mary’s Center SNAP-Ed program, has some great ideas on how to make mealtimes with your little one a pleasure and not a pain.

Start Early and Persevere.

Boost Your Immune System and Stay Healthy This Winter!

Your immune system plays a vital role, protecting your body against bacteria and viruses. In order to stay at your healthiest, it’s important to keep your immune system strong. Mary’s Center’s WIC Program Nutritionist, Zara Awan, tells you how.

 There are two main strategies you can use to boost your immunity:

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