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How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

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3 Tips for Planning Menus Around Sensitive Stomachs

3 Tips for Planning Menus Around Sensitive Stomachs

Wondering if the food you just enjoyed is going to make you ill is extremely frustrating. To get a handle on conditions such as IBS, heartburn, and GERD, it’s a good idea to dig into the problem with your doctor until you have an accurate...

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Houston Coronavirus Updates

Houston Coronavirus Updates

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How to Get Your Kids Involved in Helping to Make Healthy Meals

How to Get Your Kids Involved in Helping to Make Healthy Meals

We all want our kids to eat healthy meals. One great way to do that is to get them involved in actually helping with meals. When kids get the opportunity to participate in the process, they are exposed to new, healthy foods, and are invested in...

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#1 Tip to Keeping This Year’s New Year’s Resolutions

#1 Tip to Keeping This Year’s New Year’s Resolutions

Keeping resolutions is hard. While we start out motivated, by the time we’re a month or two into the year, there’s so much that can get in the way. But there’s one tip that can help make it a bit easier. A smart approach could...

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4 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Smile

4 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Smile

A great, clean smile is often the first thing people see when they meet you. However, that’s not the only reason why you should keep a healthy set of teeth. Issues such as sore gums, sensitive teeth and many more can arise from not...

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How Encouraging Kids to Make Healthy Choices Can Benefit Them in the Future

How Encouraging Kids to Make Healthy Choices Can Benefit Them in the Future

When kids think of the future, they might imagine flying cars and teleportation. The idea of their own future might just conjure images of birthday presents they anticipate unwrapping. However, as a parent, you understand how vital their health...

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Healthy Lifestyle Gift Guide

Healthy Lifestyle Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for the health conscious individual in your life? Look no further. Houston Family Nutrition presents the Healthy Lifestyle Gift Guide, with the best health and wellness gifts this year! The Flavor Bible: The Essential...

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Grilled, Baked or Pan-fried: Tips for Cooking Meat to Perfection

Grilled, Baked or Pan-fried: Tips for Cooking Meat to Perfection

Meat is a staple in many households, and it’s one of the most versatile ingredients you can add to a meal. There are meat recipes suitable for every occasion and taste, but cooking and preparing a good cut of meat requires a bit of research...

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4 Healthy Habits You Can Adopt Now

4 Healthy Habits You Can Adopt Now

If you are not making your physical health a priority, now is the time to do so. Here are four healthy habits that you can adopt now that will vastly improve the quality of your life. Get More Sleep Adults should be aiming to get at least seven...

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How You Can Ensure Better Health as a Senior

How You Can Ensure Better Health as a Senior

One of the main priorities for senior citizens should be their health and well-being, which can begin to deteriorate with age. Fortunately, practicing a healthy lifestyle can make it easier to maintain independence and mobility. If you want to...

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Surprising Benefits of Healthy Eating

Surprising Benefits of Healthy Eating

Our bodies are magnificent machines that allow us to function in marvelous ways. They allow us to breathe, see, and run, among other things. It’s amazing! But did you know that what we eat has a significant impact on how our bodies are able to...

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Why You Should Pay Special Attention to Eating a Healthy Diet as You Age

Why You Should Pay Special Attention to Eating a Healthy Diet as You Age

As you grow older, your body’s metabolism and other systems change. This means that your nutritional needs change as well, making it even more important to maintain a healthy diet as you age. This can be a difficult feat for some elders and...

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Eating Healthy is Easy: Healthy Gourmet Your Way

Eating Healthy is Easy: Healthy Gourmet Your Way

This article was written by our student intern, Allison Chang. Don’t have the time to cook? Or don’t know how to start eating healthy? Look no further! Instant noodles, microwaveable mac-and cheese, milk and cereal, frozen pizza…the list...

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4 Holistic Habits Essential to a Happy and Healthy Lifestyle

4 Holistic Habits Essential to a Happy and Healthy Lifestyle

Savvy health enthusiasts understand the importance of living a holistic lifestyle. Making the time and effort to incorporate holistic elements into your daily routine will boost both your physical and mental health. Here are four holistic habits...

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Improving Health & Wellbeing Through Managing Finances – An Interview with Brett Harmeling

Improving Health & Wellbeing Through Managing Finances – An Interview with Brett Harmeling

When we think of health, it’s easy to think of our physical bodies. Eating right, exercising, and getting proper medical care are all aspects of health. But mental health & wellbeing is another important aspect. Stress can lead to...

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3 Ways to Streamline Eating Healthy at Home

3 Ways to Streamline Eating Healthy at Home

Making the commitment to eating at home more often is one of the first steps to adopting a healthier lifestyle. Whether you’re preparing meals for two or seven, the strategies listed below can help you and your family make at-home meals a...

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4 Kitchen Gadgets to Make Healthy Cooking Easier

4 Kitchen Gadgets to Make Healthy Cooking Easier

When it comes to healthy eating, I believe that the easier and more convenient we can make things for ourselves, the more likely we are to sustain healthy habits. That means having the right tools to set ourselves up for success when preparing...

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White Flour Alternatives With Unique Nutritional Benefits

White Flour Alternatives With Unique Nutritional Benefits

Flour is a common ingredient, especially in baking. While you may be used to using white flour, there are a number of reasons to consider alternatives. What is Flour? Flour, as most of us know, is ground-up wheat. Wheat is made up of three parts...

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Passover & Gluten-Free Cookbook – Free Download

Passover & Gluten-Free Cookbook – Free Download

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5 Easy Meal Prep Tips and Tricks

5 Easy Meal Prep Tips and Tricks

Why meal prep? We lead busy lives and whether your time is occupied working, taking care of your family, volunteering, exercising, or some combination of all of the above, it can be hard to find the time to create healthy, nutritious meals...

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Understanding the Low FODMAP Diet

Understanding the Low FODMAP Diet

The low FODMAP diet is a diet that minimizes the overall intake of FODMAPs. The acronym FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols. These are tiny carbohydrates found in many foods that can cause digestive problems...

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4 Healthy Snacks That You Can Try Making Today

4 Healthy Snacks That You Can Try Making Today

Eating healthy can be a challenge. However, by incorporating these easy recipes into your cooking rotation, you can ensure that you are providing your family with the nutrition that they need to grow and thrive. Here are four healthy snacks that...

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Love Chicken? 3 Quick Recipes Your Whole Family Will Enjoy

Love Chicken? 3 Quick Recipes Your Whole Family Will Enjoy

Nearly everyone who’s not a strict vegetarian loves chicken. It’s lean and filled with nutrients. A pound of roasted chicken has 114 grams of protein, no carbs, 99.7 milligrams of calcium, 9.50 mg of iron and 8.6 mg of magnesium. Chicken is...

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3 Easy Recipes for Better Eye Health

3 Easy Recipes for Better Eye Health

The gift of sight is truly precious. Taking care of your eyes and preserving your sight is an important responsibility. One of the easiest ways to ensure good eye health is by eating the right diet. Making optimum food choices now can preserve...

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3 Reasons Sugar is More Dangerous Than You Think

3 Reasons Sugar is More Dangerous Than You Think

A recent study has highlighted that sugar, in any of its many forms, is an ingredient in almost 80 percent of grocery store items. While we know that too much sugar can be bad for our health and is linked to conditions like diabetes and obesity...

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Poor Man’s Pesto Recipe

Poor Man’s Pesto Recipe

Pesto is a delicious sauce traditionally made with pine nuts, basil, and parmesan cheese. It’s particularly great with pasta but can enhance an assortment of dishes including meat, chicken, and fish. You may be thinking, pesto is amazing as is...

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4 Best Exercises for Older Adults

4 Best Exercises for Older Adults

Exercise is important at all stages in life, but if you haven’t been active in the past, it can be intimidating to think about starting a new exercise routine. The benefits of exercise are numerous, however, and for older adults in...

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Apple Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe

Apple Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe

The new year is a time to think about our health and what we want it to look like as we get older. At Houston Family Nutrition, our main focus is helping clients maximize nutrient intake by getting more whole, natural foods in. Eating healthier...

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Protein Packed Kodiak Cake Muffins

Protein Packed Kodiak Cake Muffins

Good-for-you muffins? Is that even a thing? We think so. Muffins get a bad rap because the bakery kinds can be loaded with sugar and butter, two ingredients you can definitely have too much of. Sugar in and of itself is not a bad thing. When...

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Mediterranean Beef Kofta Recipe

Mediterranean Beef Kofta Recipe

There’s nothing like the smell of sizzling beef to get your mouth watering! I cooked this Texas Beef Council kofta recipe on Beaumont’s KFDM Channel 6 news recently, and it tasted every bit as delicious as it smelled! Kofta is a...

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Kid-Friendly Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Kid-Friendly Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

To say my kids love mac and cheese is an understatement. Mac and cheese could be their sole source of sustenance, if it was up to them. So naturally, I decided I might as well try and sneak in some veggies. If they’re going to eat mac and...

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How To Skin a Fillet of Salmon

This video is part of our all-new Home Chef video series, where we’ll break down cooking hacks, tips, and recipes to help you up your game in the kitchen. In this video, Moe explains how to perfectly skin a fillet of salmon while retaining...

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The Barry & Moe Nutrition Show: Macronutrients

The Barry & Moe Nutrition Show: Macronutrients

Barry, of Healthy Gourmet Your Way, and our very own Moe teamed up to produce the very first Barry & Moe Nutrition Show! Check out their discussion on macronutrients and what to focus on when selecting food groups.

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Easy Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids – Dietitian Recommended

Easy Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids – Dietitian Recommended

Back to school season is in full swing and if you’re a parent of young children, it’s back to the snack-packing grind. That means it’s time to start thinking about healthy snack ideas for kids that don’t require a ton of...

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Kid-Friendly Cold Pasta Salad Recipe

Kid-Friendly Cold Pasta Salad Recipe

If your kids like pasta, why not try upping the nutrition factor with a variety of kid-friendly vegetables? You can mix and match the vegetables your kids prefer, or introduce new ones. Mixing vegetables with a food they already like is a great...

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A Review of the Impossible Burger by a Loyal Meat Eater

A Review of the Impossible Burger by a Loyal Meat Eater

This article has been contributed by our intern, Natalie Ford. As someone who eats meat and does not follow any dietary restrictions, looking for meat substitutes is not something that I often have to think about. However, I know this is not the...

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Kid-Friendly Fruit Kabobs Recipe

Kid-Friendly Fruit Kabobs Recipe

This recipe is part of our family-friendly recipe series, where we try to get kids involved in cooking. Having kids get comfortable in the kitchen is a great way to get them interested in healthy food. The more involved in preparing a healthy...

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6 Tips for Mindful Eating

6 Tips for Mindful Eating

Food is our ticket to optimal health and highest level of achievement! Our bodies need a fresh supply of a variety of nutrients on a daily basis to perform at its best and stay in great shape. Hunger is a primal cue urging us to replenish...

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10 Healthy Plant-Based Recipes That Pack the Nutrition

10 Healthy Plant-Based Recipes That Pack the Nutrition

If a plant-based diet is new to you, it’s probably a struggle to find good recipes. And by good, we don’t just mean tasty. We mean healthy, wholesome meals that provide all the proper nutrition. Proper nutrition requires a variety of...

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The Difference Between a Nutritionist and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

The Difference Between a Nutritionist and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

I am often asked about the difference between my title, “Registered Dietitian Nutritionist” (RDN), and a “nutritionist”. Many people use the two interchangeably, but there are significant differences between them. A Registered Dietitian...

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Healthy Kid’s Fruit Roll Up Recipe

Healthy Kid’s Fruit Roll Up Recipe

Here’s a fresh take on a fruit roll up, chock full of nutrients. This recipe makes for a great snack to provide kids with the energy they need to play hard all day long. The best thing about this recipe is the variety of nutrients packed...

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Texas-Whisky Drenched BBQ Ribs

Texas-Whisky Drenched BBQ Ribs

There’s nothing like good Texas barbecue, and once you try these, this will be the only bbq ribs recipe you’ll ever want to make. This recipe produces the softest, most buttery, melt-off-the-bone, mouthwateringly delicious rack of...

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Bourbon-Glazed Steak Tips Recipe

Bourbon-Glazed Steak Tips Recipe

Father’s Day is upon us and there’s no better way to show dad he’s loved and appreciated than by using up his bourbon for this Bourbon-Glazed Steak Tip recipe. Just kidding. But really, try this mouthwatering recipe and...

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How to Stick to a Healthy Lifestyle While Traveling

How to Stick to a Healthy Lifestyle While Traveling

If you’ve gotten into a good routine when it comes to nutrition and exercise, travel can be a scary curve ball. It can be a lot harder to maintain healthy habits when you’re away from home.   A great way to avoid common vacation...

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Nutritious Greek Bowl

Nutritious Greek Bowl

The best meals incorporate a combination of nutrients from an array of different sources. This recipe combines multiple sources of protein with fresh fruits and vegetables for a deliciously balanced meal! To make this recipe vegetarian or kosher...

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20 Healthy Snacks to Keep You Full & Satisfied

20 Healthy Snacks to Keep You Full & Satisfied

One of the questions my clients ask me most often is, what are the best snacks that are healthy and will both keep me full and satisfy my cravings? The key is to choose snacks that contain high amounts of fiber and/or healthy fat. I’ve...

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Eating a Healthy Diet with Healthy Gourmet Your Way

Eating a Healthy Diet with Healthy Gourmet Your Way

Moe teamed up with Healthy Gourmet Your Way to debunk some healthy eating myths, provide his perspective on ‘diet’, cheat meals, and his nutrition philosophy, and explain his approach to eating a healthy diet. Check out the video...

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Moe Talks Weight Loss on ESPN 97.5

Moe Talks Weight Loss on ESPN 97.5

Moe took to the air waves once more in February to talk weight loss tips, strategy, and motivation. Check out the full clip below.    

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Interview with ESPN 97.5 Weight Loss Participant

Interview with ESPN 97.5 Weight Loss Participant

We caught up with Michael Vayner, who is participating in the ESPN 97.5 Usual Suspects Weight Loss Challenge to hear how the challenge has impacted his day to day life. HFN: What has been the biggest surprise to you about this Weight Loss...

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5 Tips to Avoid Overeating At A Restaurant

5 Tips to Avoid Overeating At A Restaurant

There’s no denying that it’s much easier to stick to a healthy diet when preparing your own meals. But there’s no reason why a healthy lifestyle can’t accommodate the occasional restaurant outing as well. There are just a...

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ESPN Usual Suspects Weight Loss Challenge Interview

ESPN Usual Suspects Weight Loss Challenge Interview

Chris Householder (@house13Rockets) is a participant of  ESPN 97.5’s Usual Suspects Weight Loss Challenge sponsored by Houston Family Nutrition (@HouFamNutrition). The challenge was forged when hosts Joel Blank (@PackmanJoel) and Barry...

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Moe’s Interview with ESPN 97.5 Houston

Moe’s Interview with ESPN 97.5 Houston

Moe joins ESPN 97.5 Usual Suspects show to kick off an unprecedented collaboration between Houston Family Nutrition and ESPN 97.5 that aims to improve the health and fitness of Houstonians! Check out the full interview below!   Check out...

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Moe Takes Questions on ESPN 97.5

Moe Takes Questions on ESPN 97.5

Moe joins ESPN 97.5’s Usual Suspects to talk weight loss, contest updates, and answer questions from listeners! Check out the full segment below!   Check out Moe’s full interview with ESPN here!

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When to Consider a Nutrition Referral for Your Behavioral Health Client

When to Consider a Nutrition Referral for Your Behavioral Health Client

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) make great care partners in the behavioral health setting. The RDN credential represents the only nationally trusted and regulated food and nutrition practitioner. Additionally, RDN training includes...

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Lean & Juicy Reverse Seared Steak

Lean & Juicy Reverse Seared Steak

This might come as a surprise, but steak can most definitely be part of a healthy, balanced diet. The key is to avoid fatty cuts and choose leaner cuts instead. In this post, we’ll show you how to cook a mean, lean steak that’s just...

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Butternut Squash ‘Carpaccio’ Salad

Butternut Squash ‘Carpaccio’ Salad

This salad is an amazing blend of fall flavors and only requires  a few ingredients – making it the perfect salad to throw together when you’re short on time. You can roast the butternut squash in advance, or just throw it into the...

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Healthy Sweet & Savory Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Healthy Sweet & Savory Cottage Cheese Pancakes

  Nothing beats a delicious breakfast of freshly made, light, fluffy pancakes. Unfortunately though, pancakes are not exactly the healthiest breakfast option out there. To make this breakfast staple a bit healthier, we bumped up the protein...

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Healthy Recipe: Easy, Delicious Steak Rub

Healthy Recipe: Easy, Delicious Steak Rub

Moe is back with another great, healthy recipe. Sure, you can buy processed steak rubs at the supermarket, but nothing beats a delicious, homemade steak rub. In the video below, Moe demonstrates the Texas Beef Council’s signature steak rub...

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Moe Introduces 3  Fun, Easy, Healthy Meals

Moe Introduces 3 Fun, Easy, Healthy Meals

What’s better than using the slow cooker to prepare a delicious dish? Using the slow cooker to prepare a delicious dish that serves 3 easy, healthy meals! In this video, Moe shows how to prepare a mouthwatering slow cooker brisket sofrito...

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Healthy Take on a French Dip Sandwich

Healthy Take on a French Dip Sandwich

Moe appeared on KFDM Channel 6 News in Beaumont to showcase a new Texas Beef Council recipe, harnessing the power of a slow cooker to help prepare a delicious, healthy meal with minimal active prep time. Watch the video or see the full recipe...

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10 Reasons to Visit a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

10 Reasons to Visit a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a nationally recognized, licensed food and nutrition practitioner. Many people confuse an RDN with a nutritionist, but it’s important to note the difference. An RDN is required to be licensed at...

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Healthy Western Burger Under 300 Calories

Healthy Western Burger Under 300 Calories

These burgers are made with 95% lean beef, and are just 256 calories each! Makes 4 Servings Time: 20-25 Minutes Ingredients 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner) 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, chopped 2 teaspoons chopped onion 2 teaspoons finely...

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