Food & Family
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?
I know that eating breakfast is important for my family, but we never seem to have enough time in the morning. Do you have any ideas?
I heard that changes are being made to school menus. What should I know?