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Healthy Bodies

The family environment has a strong influence on the health and well-being of people of all ages. The eating habits and activity patterns learned within families remain with us throughout our lives.

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  • 2/1 Pizza Can Be Nutritious and Delicious
    If you're like most people, pizza is one of your favorite foods. But pizza can be unhealthy if made with too many high-fat ingredients, such as cheese and sausage. Fortunately, you can enjoy pizza that's both nutritious and delicious if your make your own. And what better time to make your own pizza than during Great American Pizza Bake Week, starting Februray 14. Here are some tips for creating a tasty and tempting pizza you and your family will like.



    Craft the Crust
    The base of any pizza is the crust. You can make the crust more nutritious by substituting whole wheat flour for part of the white flour. For example, if your favorite pizza crust recipe calls for 2 cups of flour, use 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of white (all-purpose) flour. Try this easy to make whole wheat pizza crust, which contains both whole wheat and white flour.
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