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Butter vs Margarine

Maine SNAP-Ed encourages everyone to follow following the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations, limits saturated fat (<10 % of total calories) and trans fats (as low of intake as possible). Since butter is high in saturated fat, and solid margarines often contain artificial trans fats from hydrogenated oils, use moderation with either spread. Read more

Organic vs. Conventional Foods

Maine SNAP-Ed encourages participants to follow a healthy eating pattern focusing on whole fruits and vegetables as recommended in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Everyone should try to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy products, whether those are conventional or organic foods. This type of diet has proven health benefits. Read more

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Maine SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators are experienced community educators that are available to help you locate resources and information and to answer food and nutrition questions. Use our form below to submit your question. We will respond to you via email and post your question (without your name) to our question board.


Please note that we cannot provide individual medical nutrition advice such as recommendations for foods for special diets or conditions (i.e., diabetes), calorie levels, or advice about whether to use dietary supplements. Consult with your healthcare provider or a Registered Dietitian instead.