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Non-Food Rewards for Kids

There is currently a childhood obesity epidemic. Over 18 percent of children are obese. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three...

Safe Handling of Pork

Selecting the Best Fresh is Best: When buying pork, look for cuts with a relatively small amount of fat over the outside and with meat that is firm and a grayish-pink color. For the best flavor and...

National Soup Month

It may be cold outside, but you can help take the chill out of winter with a warm bowl of your favorite soup to enjoy with your family and friends. January is National Soup Month and is a great time...

Go Lean With Protein

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend that most adults and children eat about 5½ ounce equivalents of protein daily. This is based on a 2,000-calorie diet and is part of an overall healthy...

Whole Grains

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines promote following a healthy eating pattern across all life stages. The recommendation for grains at the 2,000 calorie level is 6 ounce-equivalents per day. At least...

Using & Storing Summer Squash

South Carolina-grown summer squash is available mid-May through September. Summer Squash is Good for You Summer squash is very low in calories. Many squash varieties provide: vitamin C, vitamin A...

Turkey Roasting Tips

It’s turkey time! Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday for cooking. Thanksgiving isn’t quite Thanksgiving for me without having the joy of all the food preparation. I like to plan a...

Basics of Jelly Making

Jellied Products Jellies are usually made by cooking fruit juice with sugar. Jelly should be clear or translucent and firm enough to hold its shape when turned out of the container. Jams are thick,...

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