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EFNEP stands for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.  The logo is in the shape of an apple.  Family Nutrition Program with a picture of an apple, carrot, and coin.

Food Wi$e

What Is BMI?

What Is BMI?

Question: I keep hearing about BMI when people talk about weight. What is that? By the way, I’m 5 feet 10 inches tall and I weigh 200 pounds. I have gained 15 pounds in the last 20 years.

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Staying Healthy While Eating Out

Staying Healthy While Eating Out

Whenever I go out to eat, I'm offered extra-large portions of fries or pop for just a little extra money. It this a good value?

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Preserve the Season and Enjoy Garden Produce All Year

Preserve the Season and Enjoy Garden Produce All Year

Question: We were part of a community garden this year, and we will have a bumper crop of vegetables, including tomatoes, peppers, onions, corn, and green beans. We also grew watermelon and strawberries. We've been sharing with our friends and family, be we will have plenty left. Do you have any suggestions about how to preserve our produce safely?

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Signs of Dehydration

Signs of Dehydration

We spend a lot of time outside, and the weather has been very hot lately. How do you know if you are dehydrated? How much water should we be drinking?

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How Nutritious Is Watermelon?

How Nutritious Is Watermelon?

My children ask for watermelon all the time. Is it nutritious?

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Take Small Steps to Better Health This Summer

Take Small Steps to Better Health This Summer

Summer is here! With warmer weather and fresh vegetables from local gardens, we can take steps to healthier habits.

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Grilling Corn On The Cob

Grilling Corn On The Cob

I want to try grilling corn on the cob, but I am not sure how to do it. Can you help?

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The Dating Game

The Dating Game

What do the dates on food products mean, anyways?

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Heating Up Lunches In The Microwave

Heating Up Lunches In The Microwave

I usually bring my lunch to work. I see some people heating food in plastic margarine containers and Styrofoam boxes. Is that safe?

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How Long Are Eggs Safe?

How Long Are Eggs Safe?

I just noticed that a carton of eggs in my refrigerator has a "sell-by" date that passed a week ago. How long can I use them?

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