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Jen Haugen, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Austin continues taking steps toward Smarter Lunchrooms

We loved it, can we have it again? Not the message you might expect to hear from a third-grader after trying the new Turkey and ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:32 am

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Mission is for students to eat healthy every day

What is the goal of Food and Nutrition Services in Austin Public Schools? Our mission is food and nutrition for every student, every day. I think most ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 10:04 am

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Branching out and facing new challenges

Working as a dietitian for the past 13 years, I’ve discovered I have a hunger for learning new things. Daily, I take time to read ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:20 pm

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Haugen: Sweeten up summer with melons

Melons make for a refreshing and lower-calorie treat during the warmer months. Most melons weigh in at under 50 calories per one-cup serving and contain ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Saturday, July 5, 2014 8:00 am

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Haugen: It’s not always easy to grab a bite to eat during the workday.

Between meetings, conference calls and deadlines, the daily grind can make “desktop dining” a viable option. A Desktop Dining Survey in 2011 found that 83 ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Sunday, June 29, 2014 9:45 am

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Take kids into the kitchen with you

Editor’s note: This column is written by Sarah Studley, an Austin native, who is  a dietetic intern from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.  Sarah ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Saturday, June 21, 2014 5:52 pm

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Treat dad to a prime meal for Father’s Day

Looking for that perfect gift for dad this Father’s Day? Make him a meal that is both delicious and nutritious. One way to do that ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Saturday, June 14, 2014 7:50 pm

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Haugen: Raise a glass with June Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month, the perfect month to celebrate dairy’s goodness. This special month celebration started in 1937 and continues today.  Not only do ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Sunday, June 8, 2014 12:32 pm

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Travel the world with burger toppings

Memorial Day weekend brings on burgers and grills. Burgers are one of the most versatile sandwiches out there. The patty itself can be transformed in ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Saturday, May 24, 2014 6:22 pm

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Teaching kids to eat more healthy

It’s the No. 1 question I get asked: “How do I get my kids to eat healthier?” Before Easter, I set up a sampling station ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:11 pm

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Fuel to push the pedal

Taking a bike ride may seem leisurely, but for many who bike long distances, it requires the right fuel for all that pedal power. Whether ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Saturday, May 10, 2014 5:20 pm

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Haugen: Celebrate mom with the berry best

Fresh berries are in season and strawberries are the crowd favorite. With a sweet scent and bright color, strawberries are appetizing and versatile in many ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Sunday, May 4, 2014 7:54 am

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Add a deep-sea feel to your grilling

I think we can actually declare spring has sprung.  And with that, it is officially the beginning of grilling season. It might not be warm ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:53 pm

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Be sure to enjoy a ‘berry’ good life

Health starts with the grocery cart. Take your grocery cart to the produce aisle and pick up some berries.  Last year, a study was released ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Saturday, April 19, 2014 6:00 pm

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Whole grains for a healthy life

If you watched Fresh & Simple on ABC 6 News on Wednesday, April 2, you would have learned about Whole Grain Sampling Day. That day is ... Read more

by Jen Haugen, Saturday, April 12, 2014 5:19 pm

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