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FDA Releases 2017 Food Code

Food Safety and Nutrition Agent The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the 2017 Food Code in February 2018. Periodically the FDA reviews, updates, and releases a new Food...

Tetanus

What is Tetanus? Tetanus, also known as “lockjaw” is an acute disease caused by the bacteria/germ Clostridium tetani. This germ produces a harmful chemical toxin, that when allowed to enter the body...

More Broccoli, Please!

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

Measurement Conversions for Recipes

Measuring Equivalents Dry or Liquid Ingredients Equivalent Measurement American Standard 3 teaspoons 1 Tablespoon 4 Tablespoons ¼ cup 5⅓ Tablespoons ⅓ cup 16 Tablespoons 1 cup Weight ½ pound 8 oz. 1...

Making Your Own Baby Food

You don’t have to buy commercially prepared food for your baby. Homemade baby food is easy to make, inexpensive and environmentally friendly. It can be as nutritious, if not more nutritious, than...

Snacks With 100 Calories or Less

Can’t resist those mid-morning or late-night munchies? Then satisfy your hunger with a snack that contains 100 calories or less. Snacking can be part of healthy eating if your choice of foods and...

Gluten Free Labeling of Foods

Gluten refers to specific proteins (e.g. glutelins and prolamins) that are naturally found in gluten-containing grains. For some, especially those with celiac disease, these proteins can cause...

Reading the New Food Labels

A smart shopper reads food labels to find out more about the foods they eat. How many calories or fat grams are in a serving? Does this food contain trans fat? Is it low in sodium? Is it a good...

MyPlate

In order to replace the dated food pyramid concept, the MyPlate was introduced in 2011. MyPlate was introduced alongside the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and has further been updated with...

Nutrition Labeling

The 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act was established to provide consumers with accurate information about what is in the food products they are eating. The law provides rules for nutrition...

Testing Drinking Water

Water testing and treatment are expensive and inconvenient, but are necessary to ensure residents have access to a safe and reliable source of water. The cost associated with testing and treatment...

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