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Try These Budget-stretching All-stars: Rice and Beans!

Try These Budget-stretching All-stars: Rice and Beans!

Have you ever had beans and rice at a Mexican restaurant? Rice and beans often are paired together on menus because they form a “complete protein” with all the amino acids (protein building blocks) your body needs for good nutrition.

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White and Brown Rice

White and Brown Rice

What is the difference between white and brown rice besides the color? How do I prepare it?

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The EFNEP Promotes Positive Change

The EFNEP Promotes Positive Change

Two graduates from the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) share their experiences and how the program made an impact.

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Welcome to the SNAP Challenge!

Welcome to the SNAP Challenge!

This September for Hunger Action Month many across North Dakota (myself included), from government officials to local church leaders, are pledging to take the SNAP Challenge and live on a food budget of $4.25 per person per day/$29.75 for the week.

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Stop Germs in Their Tracks With Proper Hand Washing

Stop Germs in Their Tracks With Proper Hand Washing

When the weather cools, people stay indoors more often. The number of colds and flulike symptoms begin to increase at this time of year. Did you know that proper hand washing is the single most important way to help prevent the spread of illness?

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Prepackaged Fruits and Veggies

Prepackaged Fruits and Veggies

My kids only eat prepackaged fruits and veggies for snacks. Do these snacks need to be washed before my kids eat them?

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Try These Ideas to Tame Snack Attacks

Try These Ideas to Tame Snack Attacks

“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.

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Fun After School Snacks

Fun After School Snacks

My grandchildren come over after school. Do you have any ideas for fun snacks they might like?

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Don't Skip This Meal

Don't Skip This Meal

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.

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