EXTENSION CONNECTION: Learn about nutrition and functional foods

Published: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM.

The high percentage of consumers meeting their needs for B vitamins is a testament to the value of functional foods, especially fortified foods. Breads, rice and cereals — often fortified with B vitamins — may help consumers meet their B vitamin needs, without the consumer realizing it.

Understanding functional foods and their benefits can motivate us to improve our daily diet.

And it can help us determine the healthiest foods to put on our plate.

Brenda Smith is with the Okaloosa County Extension office in Crestview.

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