Category: Food

Food Safety for the Elderly

An old adage states, “With age, comes wisdom.” Hopefully that wisdom includes lots of good food safety information. Why? As we mature, our bodies change. Seniors become more vulnerable...

Food Safety Tips for Kids

Bookbags and backpacks get quickly tossed aside and the munchies take over when kids burst through the door after school. If your child is home alone for an hour or two after school, how can you...

Microwave Food Safety

There are traits unique to microwave cooking that affect how evenly and safely food is cooked. “Cold spots” can occur because of the irregular way the microwaves enter the oven and are absorbed by...

Cooking Meat Safely

Safety Tips for Preparing Meats Cleanliness: Always wash hands thoroughly with soapy water before preparing foods and after handling raw meat. Don’t let raw meat juices touch ready-to-go foods...

Effects of Temperature on Food

Background “Last night I left cooked roast beef on the counter to cool before refrigerating but fell asleep and discovered it this morning. I immediately put it in the refrigerator. Since the...

Safe Handling of Beef

Selecting the Best Fresh is Best: Choose beef that is bright red in color from the fresh meat case. Vacuum packaged beef will be maroon because it has not been exposed to oxygen. Choose beef that is...

Freezing Fruits & Vegetables

Freezing is a quick and convenient way to preserve fruits and vegetables at home. It is the method of food preservation that preserves the greatest quantity of nutrients. To maintain top nutritional...

Let the Holiday Spirit Move You!

Get moving and eat healthfully during the holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, prevent holiday weight gain by balancing your physical activity with your food intake. Set a...

Mailing Food Gifts to Military

The most important thing to remember when mailing food gifts to U.S. service members overseas is to choose foods that are not perishable, can tolerate a range of temperatures, and will not break...

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