Category: Food

30 MyPlate Steps to a Healthier You

We can benefit from taking small daily steps to improve our diet and lifestyle. Follow these 30 steps from http://myplate.gov  to get started. On the internet, go to...

Canning Foods at Home

Canning is an important, safe method of food preservation if practiced properly. The canning process involves placing foods in jars and heating them to a temperature that destroys microorganisms...

Preserving Foods

Unless food is preserved in some manner, it begins to spoil soon after it is harvested or slaughtered. The main methods of food preservation that will keep food safe are canning, freezing and...

Safe Handling of Fish

Selecting the Best Spotting a Safe Seafood Seller: Always purchase fish from a dealer that maintains high quality. Based on FDA’s Food Code, here are some ways of spotting a safe fish dealer:...

Home Canning Equipment

Canning is the process in which foods are placed in jars or cans and heated to a temperature that destroys microorganisms and inactivates enzymes. This heating and later cooling forms a vacuum seal....

Vary Your Veggies

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 recommends eating 2½ cups of vegetables every day, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. You may need to eat more or less, depending on your calorie level....

Focus on Fruits

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 recommends eating 2 cups of fruits every day, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. The fruit food group contains whole fruits and 100% fruit juice. Some...

2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The United States is facing an epidemic of obesity. An estimated 70.2%, or 2 out of 3 of all US adults, are considered overweight or obese. More than half get too little physical activity and 76.5%...

Determining Nutritional Value of Foods

Are you looking for a quick way to compare similar foods for their nutrient value? Then check the % Daily Values on today’s Nutrition Facts labels. The % Daily Values (% DVs) are the recommended...

Food Labels: Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates & Sugars in Your Food As part of an overall healthy eating plan, you can enjoy carbohydrates and sugars in moderation. Foods containing carbohydrates must be chosen wisely so that...

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