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Active Minds 5K Walk

In celebration of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Active Minds is sponsoring a walk-a-thon at 2pm on Saturday, March 3rd, that starts from Canaan Green. This site neda.nationaleatingdisorders.org/lexingtonwalk lets you join a team, sign up as an individual, create your own team, or simply make a tax-deductible donation towards the cause! We will have two [...]

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Special Diet Needs?

Do you have special dietary needs?  Are you a vegetarian or vegan?  Do you have food allergies?  Do you have cultural food restrictions?  Do you just hate okra?
The Marketplace is here for the dining enjoyment of the entire Washington and Lee community.  If you have a special need, please let us [...]

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French Fries and the Planet Uranus

The French Fry and the planet Uranus share the trait of being recently downgraded by the scientific community.  Uranus is no longer at planet and the white potato is no longer a vegetable when the USDA scores a meal’s nutritional values.  White potatoes have been downgraded to a starch and can [...]

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Milk From Local Dairy

The Marketplace at Washington and Lee buys milk from a local dairy.  Homestead Creamery is located in Burnt Chimney, Virginia (beyond Roanoke) and is a small dairy owned by a group of Mennonite families.  They grow their own feed for the cows, process the milk in a small plant and [...]

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The orange or the juice?

Should you drink a glass of orange juice or eat the fresh orange?   The orange juice has 230 calories and 330% of your daily vitamin C allowance.  A fresh orange has 62 calories and a two-day supply of vitamin C.
The fresh orange has a number of advantages over the juice.  [...]

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150 X 365 = 5

Sounds like crazy math to you?  If you eat 15o extra calories a day for one year, you will gain five pounds.  The good news is that it works in reverse–if you eat 150 fewer calories a day, you will lose five pounds.
Where are those 150 calories?  There are a number of [...]

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Choose My Plate

The new USDA nutritional graphic is a simple system to help us eat a healthy diet.  The plat is in four quadrants (plus a glass of milk).  It is a simple way to remember to eat a quarter of your meal  from the protein group, a quarter from the grains group (whole [...]

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