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When you cook with herbs, food tastes better and smells fabulous

When you cook with herbs, food tastes better and smells fabulous. Plus they add a nutrition boost to your meal. Herbs contain beneficial phytonutrients and antioxidants to keep the body strong. Using herbs instead of salt to season foods decreases the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure later in life so kids grow up...

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May is National Salad Month

Choosing to make half your plate full of veggies, is easier than you think! Whether fresh, frozen or canned, choose an array of colors representative of the colors of a rainbow. Veggies can be added to soups, stews, casseroles, salads, smoothies, cereals, wraps and so much more! Purchasing vegetables that are in season...

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Shinnecock staff enjoyed their Worksite Wellness today

Shinnecock staff enjoyed their worksite wellness today. Stony Brook & Cornell Extension -ESNY meet once a month to motivate and educate the Shinnecock Nation staff towards a healthier and more active work day. Paula Collins prepared three types of salads and from Cornell- ESNY a delicious Kale and raisin salad plus the...

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Easter Egg Safety

Coloring Easter eggs is not only fun but a wonderful tradition often involving an Easter egg hunt. Just because your eggs are hard boiled, doesn’t mean they can go unrefrigerated. To avoid food borne illness, never eat them if unrefrigerated for more than 2 hours. If unsure of how long they have been left out of the...

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April 5th, 2017 is NATIONAL WALKING DAY

National Walking Day was started in 2007 to remind people about the benefits of going for a walk. Annually, the first Wednesday in April is designated as National Walking Day and is sponsored by the American Heart Association. Go to their website (www.heart.org) for additional information about walking safe and increasing your...

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Nutrition Educator Involvement in National Nutrition Month

Eat Smart New York LI Region: Nutrition Educator Involvement in National Nutrition Month 2017 Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton : Make Half your Grains Whole Tuckahoe School Wellness, Southampton: Make Half Your Grains Whole Tuckahoe School Nutrition Youth class for 5th and 6th graders - Go, Go, Go Snacks Shinnecock...

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Eat Healthy and Save Money – FREE Online Course

Eat Healthy and Save Money – FREE Online Course “Eating Healthy on a Budget” is a free online course filled with tips and activities to help you save money as you shop and cook for your family. Eating healthy can be easy no matter what your budget! Vist the site:...

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"PUT YOUR BEST FORK FORWARD" Take the Veggie Challenge!

During the month of March, in recognition of National Nutrition Month, commit to challenge yourself, your friends, family and co-workers to eat 30 different vegetables during the month of March. Yes, plan to eat at least one vegetable a day and to vary up your intake to try as many different vegetables as you can. Browse our...

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