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Heating Solid Food Safely

Safe Food for Babies and Children: Heating Solid Food Safely - FN715

Whether warming bottles or solid foods, it is ALWAYS important to use safe heating practices to keep your baby happy and healthy. Although you may be an expert at feeding your little one, remember that babysitters and family members may not know how to heat bottles and food correctly. Leaving complete instructions in a handy location, such as on the refrigerator door, may help you and the caregiver feel comfortable and relaxed come feeding time.

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Now Serving: Beans!

Now Serving Beans! - FN1485

If you’re looking for a way to stretch your budget and improve your family’s nutrition, look no further. Consider adding more beans to your menu. They’re convenient, versatile and lend themselves to many tasty dishes. Beans are a rich source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Replace some of the fat in baked goods such as brownies with mashed black beans. Beans can be added to casseroles or soups to add flavor, texture and more nutrients.

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Choking Dangers

Safe Food For Babies and Children: Choking Dangers - FN664

Every child is at risk of choking: Older infants and children less than 5 years old easily can choke on food, toys and household objects. A single choking incident may result in death, permanent brain damage due to lack of oxygen and other complications associated with airway blockage. This publication provides tips on choking prevention.

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Guide for Babysitters - Parent Edition

Safe Food for Babies and Children: A Guide for Babysitters- Parents Edition - FN663

As a parent, you most likely will need a babysitter to look after your children at some time. Infants and young children are especially vulnerable to foodborne illness, and even a small error in food preparation can cause severe illness. Making sure your babysitter is prepared to provide care safely will assure a positive experience for both you and your sitter.

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Handling Breast MIlk, Formula and Baby Food

Safe Food for Babies: Handling Breast Milk, Formula and Baby Food - FN656

Infants and young children are most at risk for foodborne illness because their immune systems are not fully developed. Follow the tips in this publication to keep breast milk, formula and baby food safe for babies.

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Using Dry Beans

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 7 Steps to Using Dry Beans - FN1701

Cooked beans are a nutritional bargain. Follow these easy steps to prepare dry edible beans on your menus.

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Explore the World of Snacks!

Cooking 101 Week 8 Explore the World of Snacks! - FN1699

Healthful snacks can fill nutrition gaps. Try these snack ideas from around the world.

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Accurate Health Information

Nourish Your Mind and Body With Accurate Health Information: How to Sort Fact From Fiction - FN1697

We’re all bombarded with information about nutrition and/or health in magazines and newspapers, and on TV and online through social media, blogs and YouTube videos. Also, family and friends might share information with us. With all this information, how do we separate fact from fiction? What are the clues to reliable health information in today’s fast-paced world? This publication will help you sort through the vast amount of nutrition and health-related information that is available.

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All About Beans

All About Beans - FN1643

Beans are among the most versatile and commonly eaten foods throughout the world, and many varieties are grown in the U.S. Because of their nutritional composition, these economical foods have the potential to improve the diet quality and long-term health of those who consume beans regularly. The purpose of this publication is to provide evidence-based nutrition and health information about beans, preparation tips, sample recipes and references for further study.

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Finding the Truth II

Finding the Truth II: Are Popular Nutrition and Health Information Sources Reliable? - FN600

We’re all bombarded with information about nutrition and health. This publication will explore a few popular nutrition information sources and ways to determine if information is reliable.

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Reliable Nutrition and Health Information

Finding the Truth I: Reliable Nutrition and Health Information - FN569

It is impossible to keep up with each new study, fad, fraud, cure, exposé, warning or hope that is being promoted or reported by someone. We can, however, build ourselves a box of tools to help us analyze these claims. This publication will give you a head start in making a rational decision about the nutrition and health information you see.

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Slow Cooker Meals!

Now Serving: Slow Cooker Meals - FN1511

Imagine this: You have just walked in the door and are greeted by the aroma of a tender beef stew simmering in your slow cooker. You slice a loaf of whole-wheat bread and toss a simple spinach and strawberry salad. Dinner is served! Evenings like this can go from a dream to reality when using a slow cooker.

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Let's Talk Turkey

Fight Bac! Keep Food Safe This Holiday Season: Let's Talk Turkey - FN1443

You can make sure that the turkey you serve during the holidays produces only compliments. Just remember the four simple steps to food safety: clean, separate, cook, and chill. Then follow the tips in this publication.

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Trans Fat & Saturated Fat in Recipes

Steps to Reducing Trans Fat and Saturated Fat in Recipes - FN1687

Let’s practice our heart-healthy fat knowledge by modifying a brownie recipe.

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Q & A About Sodium on Our Health

Questions and Answers About Sodium and Its Impact on Our Health - FN1686

Excessive sodium in our diet can increase our blood pressure, especially in salt-sensitive individuals. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the U.S., making cardiovascular disease responsible for one of every three deaths in the country.

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Q & A About Fats in Our Diets

Questions & Answers About Fats in Our Diet - FN1685

Through the years, certain foods fall in and out of public awareness and favor. This certainly has been true of fats, such as those found in margarine and butter. For example, for a time, margarine was recommended instead of butter for health reasons; more recently, margarine has gotten bad press because it contains trans fat. The sometimes-conflicting messages in the media can create confusion, so this publication discusses the different types of fat and current research-based recommendations for health, and it answers common questions about dietary fats.

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Reducing Sodium in Recipes

Steps to Reducing Sodium in Recipes - FN1688

Let’s practice our food sodium knowledge by modifying a chili recipe.

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Nourish Your Muscles

Nourish Your Muscles - FN1678

The maintenance of your muscles plays a major role in healthy aging. By taking care of your muscles, you can impact your quality of life now and in the future. The proteins in our bodies continuously are being broken down and replaced. Protein is essential to life and needs to be consumed at each meal.

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Teens and Protein

Teens and Protein: How Much Do You Need? - FN1682

Protein is essential to life and needs to be consumed with each meal. The amount of protein you need depends on your height, weight, whether you are a boy or girl, and your level of activity. In general, teenage boys need about 52 grams of protein per day, while teenage girls need about 46 grams per day. However, if you are small or large for your age, or very active, your needs are different.

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Eat Smart: Become a Pro With Protein

Eat Smart: Become a Pro With Protein - FN1681

The amount of food from the Protein Foods Group you need to eat depends on your age, whether you are a boy or girl and the amount of physical activity you get. Most people eat enough food from this group.

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