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For a quick answer to just about any question on weight control, check out our LearnAbouts. With LearnAbouts, the answers you seek are at your fingertips. And because each LearnAbout has been fact checked by CalorieKing's dietitians, you know you're getting scientifically-sound information you can trust.

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Why Do I Need Iron in My Diet?

Iron is an important nutrient. Chronic shortage of iron leads to anemia, symptoms of which can include pale skin, excessive tiredness or fatigue, breathlessness, general feeling of malaise and irritability, feeling cold all the time, and a decreased attention span. Iron deficiency in children (even without anemia) can result in...

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Packed Lunch Ideas

Taking a packed lunch to work is a great way to eat healthier, low-cal foods. By preparing your own food you have better control over what you eat, the portion sizes you eat and even the amount of money you spend. Try out some of these tasty packed lunch ideas:...

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Smart Cooking: Using Lower-Fat Ingredients

On average, Americans consume around 50 percent more fat than is considered healthy. If you need to lower your fat intake, a simple way to do so is to make some easy changes to your ingredient choices when cooking. When adapting recipes you can use the same quantity of a...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory