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National Women’s Health Week

Mother’s Day is the kickoff to National Women’s Health Week each year. The initiative encourages women and girls to make their health a priority. The CDC has found that women make up two...

More Broccoli, Please!

Helping Kids Like Vegetables Parents and children seem to have more struggles over vegetables than any other food. Vegetables should be offered in the same matter-of-fact way that all other foods...

Toxoplasmosis

What is Toxoplasmosis? A single-celled protozoan parasite called Toxoplasma gondii causes the disease known as toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis is the 2nd leading cause of death from foodborne illness...

Fast Food & Take-Out Meals

Are you looking for meals on the run to fit your family’s busy lifestyle? Fast food restaurants, take-out, and delivered food can provide quick, flavorful meals so that you can spend your time on...

Stocking the Home Pantry for Quick Meals

The two keys to making quick, healthy meals and snacks are to keep a well-stocked kitchen and to spend a few minutes planning meals every week. Buy foods you can make and serve when time is limited....

Health Extension for Diabetes

Even though a diabetes diagnosis might be intimidating, it is possible to live a normal and healthy life with diabetes, but learning proper diabetes management and beneficial lifestyle changes is...

Fiber

Fiber is a complex carbohydrate that comes from the edible parts of plants, including vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes. There is no dietary fiber in meat or dairy products. Fiber, which...

Fiber & Food Labels

Dietary fiber is listed on the Nutrition Facts panel on most packaged food products. Nutrition Facts labels list goals for Americans as 25 grams of dietary fiber per day for a 2,000-calorie diet and...

Nutrient Claims on Food Labels

Are you familiar with the label language on food products in the grocery store? The label on a can of pears says there is “no added sugar.” The words on a milk carton boast that it is...

Potassium

Healthy people seldom have problems getting enough potassium if they eat a varied diet. But for those who are sick, with vomiting and diarrhea, potassium losses can become severe. People with...

Leafy Green Basics

Buying & Storing Greens When selecting greens for cooking, remember they cook down considerably, by one-quarter or more, from their original volume. Wrap fresh greens in damp paper toweling,...

Fat in Your Diet

Fats and oils are part of a healthful diet. Your body needs some dietary fat to function properly. Fat: is a source of energy. is a carrier of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) from food into...

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