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Tenn. students to get fresh fruit and vegetables

Tennessee is getting $3.3 million in federal funds to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to public school children. Full story

FDA proposes rules to improve safety of food produced abroad

   Thousands die every year from food-related illnesses, but the FDA’s new proposed rules for oversight of imported food would require the importers to meet certain standards before food comes into the U.S. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

Outbreak of food-borne parasite spreading across US

   Intestinal issues caused by a parasite called cyclospora is popping up around the U.S. Doctors have yet to identify the source but it is most commonly spread by fruit and vegetables. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

Eating fruits and vegetables tied to longer life

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating fewer than five servings of fruit and vegetables each day is linked with a higher chance of dying early, according to a large study from Sweden. Full story

Vegetable processor adding 170 jobs in Tenn.

Fresh cut fruit and vegetable processor Taylor Farms is expanding its plant in Smyrna, Tenn., adding 170 jobs. Full story

Throw an easy and elegant backyard bash

   Elaine Griffin, contributing design editor at Better Homes and Gardens, shows must-haves for outdoor entertaining including stylish, weatherproof furniture, beautiful lighting options that repel insects, delicious watermelon-mint coolers, and Trisha Yearwood’s vegetable pie.

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  Turning almost vegan

Author Mark Bittman shares his strategy for a new almost-vegan diet.

  Shed pounds with the 5,4,3,2,1 diet plan

If you’re looking to get into shape this summer, TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer is here to help. She shares the five things you need to do every day as part of the 5,4,3,2,1 diet plan, including eating five cups of vegetables a day and drinking two cups of water before breakfast.

  Bob Harper: You can lose 20 pounds in 3 weeks

The long-time trainer from NBC’s hit show “The Biggest Loser” talks about his new book “Jumpstart to Skinny,” which he explains can help you lose up to 20 pounds in three weeks.

  Berries, baby vegetables for spring entertaining

Spring’s fresh produce includes carrots and asparagus, both perfect for salads and sides, and cost less as they hit their prime at the top of the season. Another fresh ingredient, herbs, are also becoming a big trend in cocktails. Southern Living’s Norman King is interviewed by TODAY’s Lester Holt.

  Betty Crocker’s classic recipes get a vegan twist

Author Dan and Annie Shannon give some of Betty Crocker’s classics a vegan twist, making dishes like pesto chicken and vegetables and sweet potato risotto that are perfect for a tasty winter dinner.

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