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Q & A About Soy Foods

Questions & Answers About Soy Foods - FN1786

Soy is a plant native to Asia and has been a staple in the Asian diet for more than 5,000 years. Large-scale soybean cultivation did not start in the U.S. until around World War II. Today, the Midwestern U.S. produces about half of the world’s supply of soybeans.

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School Lunchroom Strategies

Questions & Answers About School Lunchroom Strategies to Promote Health - FN1784

Research has shown that certain strategies can be implemented in the cafeteria setting that may help students make more nutritious food choices.

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Gardening with Children

Gardening With Children - FN1372

This publication summarizes the benefits of gardening with children and provide information about basic garden preparation, tools and resources for parents/adults.

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Hot Tips About Food Storage

Cooking 101: Hot Tips About Food Storage - FN1473

Never thaw food at room temperature or in warm water. If food is warmer than 40 degrees Fahrenheit, but colder than 140 degrees Fahrenheit, bacteria will multiply quickly.

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Explore the World of Snacks!

Cooking 101 Week 8 Explore the World of Snacks! - FN1699

Healthful snacks can fill nutrition gaps. Try these snack ideas from around the world.

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Equipping Your Kitchen

Cooking 101: Equipping Your Kitchen - FN1472

You don’t need to have a gourmet kitchen to be a good cook, but having some kitchen equipment essentials can make cooking a breeze.

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Add Fiber to Your Diet

Add Fiber to Your Diet - FN1459

Having more fiber in your diet helps lower blood cholesterol and prevents constipation, and ma help prevent cancer. Many people shortchange themselves on the 20 to 35 grams per day fiber recommendation. The average American consumes 10 to 15 grams of fiber per day.

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Healthy Eating on the Run FN-1474

Healthy Eating on the Run - FN1474

Imagine you are planning your grocery list. You know you have limited time to prepare meals and snacks each day. Many people struggle to make healthful food choices with today´s busy schedules.

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Nourish Your Bones

Nourish Your Bones - FN1488

Keeping our bones healthy is a lifelong process. As we get older, our bodies may break down bone faster than we can make new bone. This can cause problems if our bones don’t have enough stored nutrients to keep them strong. Eating nutrient-rich foods and getting weight-bearing physical acti vity help keep our bones in good shape no matter what our age.

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Storing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Questions and Answers About Storing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - FN1467

A food safety study was conducted with 58 international students from 30 different countries at North Dakota State University. Participants indicated the kind of food safety information they would like to get to help them safely handle new and unfamiliar foods they encountered in the U.S. Many of the participants asked for information about food storage, preserving leftovers, proper handling of salads and fresh vegetables, and the safety of processed and frozen foods.

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Building a Healthful Lunch

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 5 Tips for Building a Healthful Lunch - FN1774

A well-balanced, home-packed lunch can set you up for success. Eating lunch provides an opportunity to refuel your brain and body after a morning of hard work. Selecting a variety of food groups creates a balanced meal with a healthy supply of different nutrients your body needs to stay focused and avoid that after-lunch slump.

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Nourish Your Immune System

Nourish Your Immune System - FN1773

Our immune system functions throughout our body. It is composed of specialized cells that prevent or limit infection in our bodies. Immune cells recognize substances that enter our bodies and attempt to remove them if the substance appears to be harmful to us. Consuming a healthful diet is one of the best strategies for having a healthy immune system. Research has shown some nutrients, including protein, and certain vitamins and minerals, have specific roles in immune health. If we lack any of these nutrients, our ability to fight infection can decrease.

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Time for Tea

Take Time for Tea: For Health and Well-being - FN1328

Taking time to strengthen relationships over a cup of tea can be good for emotional and physical health. The tea warms your body and adds health-promoting substances to the diet. The time spent in conversation with a friend or family member can strengthen those important social bonds that enhance health and well-being.

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My Potatoes Turned Green

From Garden to Table: My Potatoes Turned Green Now What? - A1768

Potato tubers turn green when they are exposed to sunlight during growth or storage. The green comes from the pigment chlorophyll. Potato tubers exposed to light will become green naturally as the plant seeks to harvest the light.

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Baking Master Mix

Making Magic Mixes Baking Master Mix - FN1582

Is anything better than fresh baked muffins or warm banana bread? Wouldn’t they taste even better if they were made in a fraction of the time? Consider making this Baking Master Mix so you can make fresh-baked goods in a snap. The mix uses common ingredients such as fl our, baking powder, sugar and salt. This recipe includes white and whole-wheat fl our, so it will help make half of your grain choices whole grains.

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Bones are Bad in Potato Production

Bones are Bad in Potato Production - A1772

The goal of potato growers is to produce a high-yielding, high-quality crop that is safe for consumption. Animal bones, a foreign material, are a food safety risk, and fields that have bones in the soil are not suitable for potato production.

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Sports Nutrition

Face the Facts About Sports Nutrition - FN1401

Increased physical activity increases some of your food needs. Your body requires more energy and water. Food that is eaten before and between events can affect your ability to perform at your best level.

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Canning Low-acid Vegetables

Home Canning Low-Acid Vegetables - FN173

The method used for canning a product is determined primarily by the acidity of the food or mixture of foods being canned. Low-acid foods must be processed in a pressure canner to be free of botulism risks.

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How Can I Prevent Diabetes?

How Can I Prevent Diabetes? - FN1766

Receiving any diagnosis can be overwhelming and scary. This handout will help give you a better understanding of prediabetes and answer some of your basic questions about prediabetes.

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Prediabetes/Diabetes

Questions & Answers About Prediabetes/Diabetes and Your Health - FN1765

Nearly 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, an estimated 86 million U.S. adults have prediabetes. Prediabetes affects 35 percent of adults age 20 and older and half of Americans age 65.

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