Family Meals Matter: Enjoy whole grain and other pastas during National Pasta month
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends making half of your grains whole and a little bit of label reading can result in a whole lot of flavor. Since October is Pasta Month, it should come as no surprise that whole grains are on the minds of registered dietitian nutritionists everywhere. For example, a recent story in U.S. News &World Report http://bit.ly/1Gsnvoh recommends exploring the pasta spectrum, from buckwheat to brown rice and beyond.
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Study: Kids take 100-plus required tests through 12th grade
BY JENNIFER C. KERR | Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. But just how much time each year?
A. Between 10-15 hours.
B. Between 20-25 hours.
C. Between 30-35 hours.
The correct answer is "B," according to a comprehensive study of 66 of the nation's big-city school districts by the Council of the Great City ...