How to pick the right produce on a budget

The term “food desert” is used to refer to low-income, inner-city areas that lack traditional, full-service grocery stores. The concern is that residents of such neighborhoods — often minorities — have little choice but to buy food at convenience stores or eat at fast-food restaurants, with predictably dire health consequences.

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Sunday outdoor cooking

Outdoor barbecues are the best, especially if they’re the easy, do-it-on-sunday kind of type. This spectacular chicken barbecue recipe with tomatoes, mozzarella and lots of dressing and pasta will convert even the meatiest burger diehards.

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Sugar: friend or foe?

We know a lot about food but little about the food choices that affect the nation’s health. Researchers have begun to devise experiments to find out why we choose a chocolate bar over an apple – and whether ‘swaps’ and ‘nudges’ are effective.

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