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EFNEP stands for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.  The logo is in the shape of an apple.  Family Nutrition Program with a picture of an apple, carrot, and coin.

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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

Take care of your heart by going easy on the salt! Too much sodium can play a role in raising our blood pressure.

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Keep Your Child's Lunch Safe

Keep Your Child's Lunch Safe

I pack lunches for my children, but I sometimes worry that the food won't stay at a safe temperature until lunchtime. What can I do?

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Start the New Year With More Fruits and Vegetables

Start the New Year With More Fruits and Vegetables

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? Do you eat fruit at least two times per day and vegetables three times a day?

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Rinse Cooked Ground Beef to Reduce Fat

Rinse Cooked Ground Beef to Reduce Fat

I use ground beef in lots of my recipes. I have heard that you can reduce fat in cooked ground beef by rinsing it. How do you do that?

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Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

I like to give some gifts to my family and friends, but I'm a little short on funds. Do you have any ideas for me?

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With Protein Foods, Variety is Key

With Protein Foods, Variety is Key

During the holidays, we often have a chance to taste new foods and old family favorites. Remember to vary your protein sources. We all need protein in our diet to build and repair our cells and maintain good health. People age 9 or older need 5 to 7 ounces of protein foods each day. When you are choosing protein foods, include foods from animal sources (meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs) and foods from plant sources (beans, peas, soy products, nuts, and seeds).

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Make Half Your Grains Whole

Make Half Your Grains Whole

During the upcoming holiday season, we often enjoy stuffing, breads and other delicious grain foods. Did you know you can make your holiday dishes healthier by swapping in some whole-grain ingredients?

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Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

I am making the turkey, stuffing and gravy for our Thanksgiving dinner. I bought a very large bird, and I think we'll have a lot of leftovers. Do you have any tips?

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Focus On Fruits

Focus On Fruits

At this time of year, you may be enjoying fresh apples from a nearby tree or other fresh fruit available at your local farmers market or grocery store. Try these 10 tips from www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to help you eat more fruits.

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