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March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is celebrated every March. This years’ theme, Bite by Bite, focuses on the importance of making well informed food choices while developing practical eating and physical activity habits. It is important to remember that small changes in your food selections is a step in the right direction. Setting and...

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National Breakfast Month

September is National Breakfast Month ...and September 26 is recognized as Better Breakfast Day in the United States. The beginnings of National Breakfast Month started during World War I when the United States government encouraged citizens to eat a better breakfast. This initiative gained momentum again during World War II,...

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Make an Easy and Healthy Sandwich for Dinner

Simple steps can make your life easier. Choose a quick yet healthy sandwich. This will free up time to spend with your family. Here are few key points to consider an easy healthy recipe for dinner: Choose foods that are in season. Choose foods that are quick and easy. Like canned tuna or sardines; beans, low sodium soup, whole...

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Spring Clean Your Pantry

When spring rolls around we often “spring clean” our homes. One area that usually gets over looked; however, is the pantry. Items collect in the pantry and get pushed to the back, never to be seen again. By eliminating the foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value, we are setting up our families and ourselves...

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National Canned Food Month

No, we are not making this up. National Canned Food Month is real and it will last throughout all of February. So, get ready to delve into the wonderful world of canned foods! National Canned Food Month was enacted in 1987 as a way to clear up many myths about canned foods such as the following: Canned Food Myths 1. Canned...

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Whole Grains. Your Healthy Choice.

The US Dietary Guidelines recommend that at least half of your daily grain choices be whole grains. Research has supported that a high intake of whole grains is associated with a decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It is not always easy to identify what food is truly a whole grain. The majority of fiber and nutrients...

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January is National Soup Month

Nothing goes better than soup on a cold winter’s day. Well, with January being National Soup Month, you’re sure to have plenty of options to help warm you up while satisfying your taste buds. Soup can be very easy to prepare, is budget friendly and nutritious. To help you make healthier choices, when buying pre-prepared soups,...

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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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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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