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Mary Jo Brunner encourages holiday food lovers to take it easy when it comes to family gatherings and parties. It's best to eat moderate helpings, and make sure to fill up on fruits and vegetables, or you risk gaining weight. Photo by Jeff Holmquist

Eat smart during holiday season

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To many Thanksgiving revelers, the holiday is all about food.

That's what worries Mary Jo Brunner, the nutritionist from Family Fresh Market in Hudson.


The traditional Thanksgiving meal, like all holiday meals and parties, are fraught with calories and fat. But when Brunner brings up the subject with customers at the store, they often don't want to hear about it.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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