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Family Meal Time Newsletters (PDFs)

Issue 1: Family Meals Matter 

Issue 2: Make Family Meals a Tradition 

Issue 3: Eat Better - Eat Together 

Issue 4: Family Fun at the Dinner Table 

Issue 5: Improving Family Communications with Family Meals

Issue 6: Learning to Eat Right at Family Meals

Issue 7: Basic Cooking Skills Help Keep Family Meals on the Table

Issue 8: Feeding a Family on a Thrifty Budget

Issue 9: Invite Kids Into the Kitchen

Issue 10: Make-ahead Meals Save Dinnertime Tonight

Issue 11: Promote Healthy Habits for a Healthy Lifestyle

Issue 12: Savor Family Moments

Food & Family

Healthy Snacking Made Easy

Healthy Snacking Made Easy

Having healthy snacks available does not take a lot of time. It just requires a bit of planning for nutritious food options when you’re on the go.

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Stretch Your Food Budget by Trimming Your Food Waste

Stretch Your Food Budget by Trimming Your Food Waste

Have you ever tossed leftover food because it became moldy in your refrigerator? Perhaps you tasted something at the grocery store and bought a large package of it. Then you discovered that your family didn't like it or became tired of eating it.

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Fuel Your Empty Tank With Breakfast

Fuel Your Empty Tank With Breakfast

Do you ever skip breakfast? People have lots of reasons. Maybe they hit the "snooze" button once too many times on their alarm clocks and they didn't have time to grab something. Maybe someone ate the last of the cereal and left the empty box in the cupboard. Maybe they just weren't feeling hungry. Others might be trying to cut some calories out of their diet to lose weight. Some might think that breakfast is only important for kids.

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Deciphering "Sell By" Dates

Deciphering "Sell By" Dates

I'm very confused by the dates on food packages at the grocery store. I was reading the "sell by" dates on an egg carton, milk carton, and yogurt container in my refrigerator. All the dates have passed. What do these dates mean? Do I need to toss the foods?

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Dinner's in the Freezer!

Dinner's in the Freezer!

Preparing freezer meals can help you stretch your budget and your time. You can make your own convenience foods with your favorite ingredients that are on sale at the grocery store. If you are on a special diet, you can adjust the recipes to fit your needs. Later, all you do is thaw and cook.

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Saving Money When Eating Out

Saving Money When Eating Out

My family of five enjoys eating at restaurants now and then, but it really stretches our food budget. Do you have any tips?

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Grill Some Fruits and Veggies This Summer

Grill Some Fruits and Veggies This Summer

I'd like to learn how to grill some other foods besides burgers and chicken. Do you have any tips?

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Starting a Garden

Starting a Garden

Some of my friends are talking about gardening. I would like to try gardening with my kids, but I don't know where to begin. Can you help?

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Stretch Your Fruit and Vegetable Budget

Stretch Your Fruit and Vegetable Budget

Do you and your family members eat enough fruits and veggies for good health? Most people need 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruits and 2 1/2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day to meet the recommendations. Enjoy the taste of eating right during March, National Nutrition Month. Include a rainbow of fruits and vegetables on your menus. They're rich in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants that promote good health.

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Explore Foods From Around the World

Explore Foods From Around the World

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.

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