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It's Zucchini Season!

It's Zucchini Season!

Many people have bumper crops of summer squash, such as zucchini, crookneck and straight-neck types. One-half cup of summer squash has just 10 calories. Summer squash has vitamins C and A, potassium and other vitamins and minerals. These are some ways to use zucchini on your menu.

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Encourage Kids to Become Good Veggie Eaters

Encourage Kids to Become Good Veggie Eaters

We have lots of great fresh vegetables available, but my kids usually avoid them. Do you have any tips?

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Enjoy Some Garden Fresh Veggies!

Enjoy Some Garden Fresh Veggies!

Have you tried any vegetables from a garden or farmers market this month? Invite kids or grandkids to help you select, harvest and/or prepare them. Try these interesting ways to enjoy early season lettuce, radishes and green beans.

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Safe Foods for Picnics

Safe Foods for Picnics

What are some foods that are safe to bring on a picnic? We won’t be cooking anything at the site.

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Take the Summer Food Safety Quiz

Take the Summer Food Safety Quiz

Try these questions to see what you know about summer food safety.

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How Long Can I Store Dairy Foods?

How Long Can I Store Dairy Foods?

I heard that June is “Dairy Month.” I am confused about how long I can store dairy foods. Please help me decode the dates.

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May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Did you know that bones can become so weak that a sneeze can lead to a break? Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become brittle. It can occur in men and women.

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Which vegetables are good for our eyes?

Which vegetables are good for our eyes?

I heard that we can grow gardens that are "good for our eyes." I know that carrots are eye-healthy. What other vegetables are good for our eyes?

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Enjoy Fruits and Vegetables in Season

Enjoy Fruits and Vegetables in Season

Check out the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season in the spring. "In season" means they are at their best quality and price.

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