Kids not eating fruit? Try cutting, slicing it

How can I get my grandchildren to eat more fruits and vegetables when they’re visiting? I am lucky that I get to have them over often, but I can’t seem to entice them to eat much produce. You’re not alone. Most children (and teens and adults for that matter) don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, […]

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Living on your own? Make the most of your food dollars

Living on your own in your first home or apartment can be an exciting time. If you’re like many people, chances are your paycheck may not go as far as you would like. Food will be a necessary part of your budget, but one expense where you have some flexibility. To view the full article, click “read more”.

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Donating to a food drive? Keep these tips in mind

UW-Extension suggests ways to make your contributions more valuable  Community groups and social organizations often host food drives to fill local food pantry shelves this time of year. By keeping a few simple tips in mind, you can enhance the value of the food donations you make. It‘s important to remember that donated food is […]

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Food choices have important associations with weight gain

A new study from Harvard researchers about dietary and other lifestyle patterns associated with weight gain in middle-age adults gives us important new information about the value of making healthy food choices. Mozaffarian and colleagues combined data from three major studies that collected data every four years from more than 120,000 women and men over a period of several years (1986-2006, 1991-2003, and 1983-2006). The men and women in these studies were mostly white and relatively well educated. They gained an average of almost a pound a year during these studies. To view the full article, please click “read more”.

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Keep food safety in mind when shopping at farmers’ markets

One of the pleasures of summer for many people is shopping at the local farmers’ market. In fact, it’s becoming a habit for growing numbers of Americans. While farmers’ markets offer food at the peak of freshness, even fresh produce can be a source for foodborne illness. That’s why it’s important to carefully select and handle fresh produce that you purchase. To view the full article, please click “read more”.

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The Power is Off: Is the Food Still Safe?

If the power goes off in your home due to a winter storm or an unexpected summertime power outage, it may be difficult to determine whether the food in your refrigerator or freezer is safe to consume. This fact sheet will help you to decide whether to keep or discard food items in your home. To view the full factsheet click “read more” below.

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