Organic on a Budget
People buy certified organic foods because they believe they are healthier. But adding organic foods into your diet can be expensive! Here are some tips to make an organic diet more affordable.
Use this mix of fun exercises to test your pregnancy & baby knowledge. Learn more about yourself and more!
Are Your Spending Habits Healthy?
Quiz written by Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer
There's no doubt about it—money does affect your health. So are you financially fit? To find out, pick the answer (scenario) that most closely matches your own habits and perceptions of money.
Are You a Compulsive Spender?
Everyone deals with stress in different ways. Some people exercise or turn to food, while others spend money. The shiny bags filled with new clothes, fancy electronics and luxurious toiletries can temporarily fill a void, but that rush soon turns to guilt, especially after the bills arrive. Like eating or gambling, shopping can become a compulsion—even an addiction. Are your spending habits are out of control? Take this assessment and find out.
In an ideal world, every woman would be healthy, happy and fit before trying to conceive. In reality, that doesn't always happen. This assessment can help you determine if your body is ready for pregnancy, what you should discuss with your health care provider, and what lifestyle changes you should make before getting pregnant.
Select yes or no to each statement about your health.
The do's and don'ts can be rather confusing: Soft cheeses are off-limits. What about cream cheese? Fish is OK in moderation. What about California rolls? And lunch meats are verboten. How about other meats?
Take a look at these menu descriptions and determine whether you're making safe and delicious food choices. The rules are the same at home and in a restaurant, but when you're not the one cooking, you need to pay extra attention to food.
Answer "Eat It" or "Pass" for each menu description.
Portion Distortion Quiz
When you're pregnant or breastfeeding, it's important to make sure you're getting the proper nutrition. After all, you're eating for two! Sure you know which foods are good for you and which are not. But do you know how much of each you should be eating? Knowing portion sizes is as important as knowing how much you should be eating. Are you suffering from portion distortion or are you portion-savvy?
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