Food & Family
Some of my friends are talking about gardening. I would like to try gardening with my kids, but I don't know where to begin. Can you help?
Do you and your family members eat enough fruits and veggies for good health? Most people need 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruits and 2 1/2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day to meet the recommendations. Enjoy the taste of eating right during March, National Nutrition Month. Include a rainbow of fruits and vegetables on your menus. They're rich in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants that promote good health.
What do pizza, lasagna, tacos, kabobs and stir-fried vegetables have in common? They are favorite “American foods” that came from other cultures. In fact, many cultures use more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans, compared with the menus we usually have in the U.S. A healthful diet promotes good health! Consider these tips from www.choosemyplate.gov to add variety and flavor to your diet.
My kids only eat prepackaged fruits and veggies for snacks. Do these snacks need to be washed before my kids eat them?
“I’m hungry! What’s to eat?” Most of us have thought or heard this, especially after school or work. Well-chosen snacks can keep kids and adults energized for work and play. Consider these snack tips.
My grandchildren come over after school. Do you have any ideas for fun snacks they might like?
Quick quiz: What’s the “most important meal of the day”? More than likely you are thinking “breakfast.” If so, give yourself a pat on the back and be sure to enjoy some healthful food for breakfast.
Buying cereal is kind of confusing. I know some cereals have lots of added sugars. Do you have any tips for choosing breakfast cereal?
My family likes grilled steak, but sometimes my food budget doesn't stretch that far. Do you have any tips?
I know that protein foods usually cost the most. What is the difference in cost? My family really likes beef, chicken and pork. How can I stretch my budget and still provide their favorite foods?