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Pumpkin Facts, Fun and Nutrition

Did You Know? Pumpkins are indigenous to North America. Halloween pumpkins are edible and the key source of canned pumpkin. Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family, which includes cucumbers, honey melons, cantaloupe, watermelons and zucchini. Pumpkins are not only used for fall decorations, pumpkins are also nutritious,...

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Holiday Leftovers

Are you trying to figure out what to do with leftover turkey? Try my personal favorite, ­Turkey Casserole. Jazz up leftover turkey using low sodium cream of mushroom soup, low fat cheese and sautéed onion & celery for a hearty casserole dish! Leftover turkey fixings should not be used beyond 3-4 days. Did you know you can...

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Halloween Safety Tips

It is important to remember these tips when going “trick or treating.” Remind children to not eat any candy or other treats until it has been inspected at home. Eat a small, healthy snack before heading out to avoid nibbling on a treat before it has been inspected; or bring 1-2 bite size treats from home to nibble during your...

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National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week October 15-19, 2018 School Lunch: Lots 2 Love Origin President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week in 1962. During this annual weeklong celebration, cafeterias around the country celebrate with decorations, special menus, events, activities, and more. Outcomes Involvement with students...

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Hispanic Heritage Month Sep 15 - Oct 15th

Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrates the Hispanic and Latino American heritage and culture. September 15th was chosen because it’s the Independence Day for five Latin American countries as of 1821: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua...

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Active Aging week

The last week in September is known as Active Aging week. This years’ theme is Inspiring Wellness. The week promotes the benefit of a healthy lifaestyle on a national level while giving older adults the opportunity to exercise in a safe and friendly place and supporting a variety of physical activities. For more information...

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September is…National Food Safety Education Month!

The focus this month is to raise awareness about key steps to prevent you and your loved ones from getting sick. Currently, one in six people gets sick from food poisoning annually. Here are 4 key rules to help keep you healthy by avoiding food borne illness. CLEAN - Wash your hands often with warm soapy water before and after...

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Summer Grilling Tips

Take the guess out of grilling safety. In order to make sure you are serving up a safe BBQ meal, you should use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature. It is not ok to just look at your hamburger and say it “looks done”. Food borne illnesses tend to rise during the summer months, with Salmonella being one of the...

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