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Safe Handling of Wild Game Birds

Care in the Field Be Prepared for the Hunt: Remember to bring a sharp hunting knife, a steel or whetstone, light rope or nylon cord, plastic bags, clean cloths or paper towels, and a cooler filled...

Pandemic Influenza

Get Informed An influenza (flu) pandemic is a worldwide outbreak of flu disease that occurs when a new type of influenza virus appears that people have not been exposed to before (or have not been...

Safe Handling of Lamb

Selecting the Best Fresh is Best: Select lamb that is pinkish red with a velvety texture. Dark red cuts generally indicate the meat is older and less tender. Look for good marbling (white flecks of...

Safe Handling of Eggs

Shell Egg Safety Eggs can be a part of a healthy diet. However, they are perishable just like raw meat, poultry and fish. To be safe, they must be properly stored, handled and cooked. Concern for...

Serving Sizes for Special Diets

If you have special dietary needs, the nutrition information on food labels can help you to: improve your health manage your weight, diabetes, hypertension or cardiovascular disease reduce your risk...

Nutrient Density

Why is an apple a better choice than a bag of pretzels? They have roughly the same number of calories, but nutrients count, too. The apple provides fiber, vitamin C and potassium for an equal number...

Selecting & Storing Cereals & Grains

Wheat Flour Definition: Flour is the product obtained by grinding then sifting wheat kernels, or berries. The kernel consists of three distinct parts: bran, the outer covering of the grain; germ,...

Safe Picnics

“There are always ants at a picnic.” You can see ants and avoid them, but it’s not possible to see, taste or smell dangerous bacteria that can cause illness if food is mishandled....

Moderate Alcohol

Fewer Americans consume alcohol today than they did 50 to 100 years ago. In 2002 fifty-five percent of U.S. adults were current drinkers, and forty-five percent did not drink alcohol at all. If you...

Limit Sugar

Sugar contributes calories (energy) but few, if any, nutrients. Sugars and starches supply energy to the body in the form of glucose, which is the only energy source for red blood cells. Glucose is...

Physical Activity for Adults

Physical activity means moving your body to use energy. Regular physical activity and physical fitness make important contributions to your health, sense of well-being, and maintenance of a healthy...

Get Your Calcium-Rich Foods

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 recommends that most adults and children daily consume at least 3 cups of fat-free or low-fat milk, or equivalent amounts of yogurt or cheese. This is in...

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