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What Are Our Protein Needs as We Grow Up and Grow Older?

What Are Our Protein Needs as We Grow Up and Grow Older?

Eating enough protein is important for healthy bones and muscles, especially as people get older or children are growing. But how much protein should you eat? The answer depends on your age, body weight, gender and activity level.

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What Are the Food Sources of Protein?

What Are the Food Sources of Protein?

We all need protein in our diet, regardless of our age. A nutritious, well-balanced diet is especially important for children as they grow.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Soil Health

Do’s and Don’ts of Soil Health

Gardening is one of my all-time favorite summer hobbies. Not only does the process result in healthful and delicious fresh produce for my family, but it gets me outside for fresh air and some daily exercise.

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Gardening Update: All About Snap Beans

Gardening Update: All About Snap Beans

Whether you call them snap beans, green beans or string beans, they are the same thing. By now, if you have planted beans in our region, you are having fun watching them grow.

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Let’s Grow! Leafy Greens Are More Than Just Spinach, Kale

Let’s Grow! Leafy Greens Are More Than Just Spinach, Kale

When you think of leafy green vegetables, you probably think of spinach, romaine lettuce or kale, but explore one of the other options, such as arugula, cabbage, collard greens, microgreens, Swiss chard and bok choy.

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Food Safety and COVID-19: Tips for Keeping You Safe

Food Safety and COVID-19: Tips for Keeping You Safe

You may have heard with the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that you should be washing your food with products such as detergent, dish soap or even bleach to prevent you from getting the virus. Stop! Here are all the facts you need to know about food safety and the coronavirus.

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Creating a Healthful Food Environment

Creating a Healthful Food Environment

Imagine this: You’re put in charge of the snack table for your kids’ next event. How do you properly arrange the table to promote the healthful food options? What types of foods do you ask volunteers to bring?

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How to Prepare Dry Beans

How to Prepare Dry Beans

Dry beans are one of the major crops in our region, and they are inexpensive foods to add to our menus. They provide protein, fiber and a variety of vitamins and minerals. While canned beans are convenient, many types are canned with added salt and the canned version is more expensive than dry.

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