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Magnesium: a deeper look into vitamins and minerals

            The lack of vitamins and minerals in the Western diet is so widely known as to seem mundane. Our knowledge about vitamins and minerals has become simplistic. Sometimes I feel like all that most people know about vitamins is that they are good (as opposed to bad, I suppose). But let us not forget the research and science that brought us to this point.

            To illustrate my point, I plan to portray the full power of modern nutritional science in support of one mineral: magnesium. Continue reading

Reading food labels in the classroom

Just wanted to make a quick report from the front lines of Fitch Middle School, where I was blessed last week with the chance to develop my own lessons and teach a unit on nutrition.  Nutrition is part of the science curriculum, and because one of the teachers I work with knew my interest in nutrition she allowed me to take her class over for the week.  Believe me, we weren’t just learning about the food pyramid.

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