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Let's Have a Picnic During July, National Picnic Month

Let's Have a Picnic During July, National Picnic Month

Enjoying food in the great outdoors is a fun part of summer and makes memories for family and friends. Make picnics healthful and safe with these tips.

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Stock Your Vehicle with Healthful Snacks

Stock Your Vehicle with Healthful Snacks

We are going on a little road trip this summer. Every time we stop to fuel our car, my kids ask for treats at the convenience store. What can I do?

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Freezer Meals Save Time & Money

Freezer Meals Save Time & Money

Do you feel like you are constantly running and don't have time to cook?

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June is National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month

Be sure to keep your milk and dairy products safe to eat.

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7 Steps to Creating a Summer Stir-fry

7 Steps to Creating a Summer Stir-fry

Are you looking for a delicious, quick and easy meal idea? Enjoy a delicious stir-fry made with a variety of colorful seasonal summer vegetables. Check out what's available at your grocery store, a farmers market or your own garden. In-season fresh vegetables are at their best quality and, often, best price. When you make a stir-fry, you do not heat up your oven, so your kitchen will stay cooler, too.

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Increase Calcium and Vitamin D

Increase Calcium and Vitamin D

I tracked the food I eat on the SuperTracker (at www.chooseMyPlate.gov) for a week. I learned that I am not getting enough calcium and vitamin D in my diet. I like milk, but I tend to have water instead of milk.

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5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

During the spring, many people take steps to clean their closets, garages and kitchens. Have you ever had to throw out food that has become moldy in your fridge? Have any of your packaged foods lost their appealing taste or color because they were "lost" in the back of a cupboard? Have you bought a large package of food because it had a lower "unit price" and you or your family became tired of the food?

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"Use by" Dates with Proper Storage

"Use by" Dates with Proper Storage

I noticed that lots of food packages say "use by" and "best if used by" and then list a date. Will I get sick if I eat the food after the date?

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Take Care of Your Eyes

Take Care of Your Eyes

Do you look forward to the green grass, red and yellow tulips, and all the other beautiful, blooming colors of spring? In honor of nature's rebirth and the beauty around us, let's consider how to maintain healthy vision. April has two national observances for eye health: Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month and Women's Eye Health and Safety Month.

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Plant an "Eye-Healthy" Salad Garden

Plant an "Eye-Healthy" Salad Garden

My doctor mentioned that leafy greens are good for my eyes. I have a space for a small garden this spring. Do you have any tips?

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