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Savor Family Moments

Family Meal Times Savor Family Moments Issue 12 - FN1537

Whether your child is overweight or not, healthful eating and exercise are keys to personal well-being. As a parent, you can take an active role and guide your child in the right direction to grow and pursue good health for a lifetime.

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Keeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresh and Safe

Keeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresh and Safe from Plant to Palate - FN690

Even though fruits, vegetables and juice are nutritious parts of the diet, you need to take some food safety precautions. For example, contaminated melons, sprouts and raspberries have been linked with foodborne illness outbreaks.

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Freezing Vegetables

Freezing Vegetables - FN187

Following the guidelines in this publication will help ensure that your frozen vegetables remain nutritious and high in quality.

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Recipe Makeovers!

Now Serving: Recipe Makeovers - FN1447

Learn to prepare your old family favorites in new, healthier ways with these recipe makeovers. Not all recipes need a makeover. If you can answer yes to the following questions, the recipe might be right for a makeover.

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Summer Picnics

Keep Food Safe During Summer Picnics - FN661

Although mosquitoes and flies can be annoying pests at picnics, the "bugs" you can't see, such as harmful bacteria, are a bigger problem. Use these tips to beat bacteria at your summer picnic.

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Freezing Fruits

Freezing Fruits - FN182

Freezing is one of the easiest methods of preserving foods. Following the guidelines in this circular will help ensure that your frozen fruits remain nutritious and high in quality.

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Camping and Hiking

Keep Food Safe When Camping and Hiking - FN659

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. Follow these tips to keep food safe while you're enjoying the great outdoors.

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Community Dinners and Potlucks

Keep Food Safe at Community Dinners and Potlucks - FN619

Safe food handling is important, especially when groups of people are fed at community events. Temperature control is a critical issue for volunteer food handlers. keep food safe when preparing and serving food to large groups.

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Grilling Season

Keep Food Safe During Grilling Season - FN658

Keep your grill season safe with the guidelines outlined in this publication.

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Temporary Food Stands

Keep Food Safe in Temporary Food Stands - FN618

Safe food handling is important, especially when serving food to the public at temporary food stands. This publication includes information to help keep food prepared and offered for sale safe for the consumer.

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Nutritious Snacks for Preschoolers

Now Serving: Nutritious Snacks for Preschoolers - FN1380

A child’s small tummy usually cannot hold enough at meals to keep him or her satisfied until the next meal. Kids younger than 6 may need to eat two to three snacks a day because they usually can’t meet their daily requirements in just three meals. Think of snacks as minimeals to help fill the gaps in their diets. Children should be getting the majority of their calories from a variety of grains (preferably whole grains), vegetables, fruits, milk products and lean protein sources.

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To Market, To Market

Seniors and Food Safety: To Market, To Market - FN700

This publication provides you with tips to prevent foodborne illness, beginning with the trip to the supermarket and ending with the proper temperatures the food should be cooked.

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Eating During Pregnancy

Safe and Healthy Eating During Pregnancy - FN657

During pregnancy, women are more vulnerable to food-borne illness because of hormone changes that lower immunity. Fortunately, most cases of food-borne illness can be prevented by following the guidelines provided in this publication.

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Becoming a Grill Master

Quick Facts:Becoming the Grill Master - FN1412

When done right, grilling can be one of the more healthful ways to prepare food. Preparing meats and poultry on the grill allows excess fat to drip away. Very little fat needs to be added to foods cooked on the grill.

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Kitchen Equipment and Recipes

Kitchen Equipment and Recipes - FN1812

A good cook needs good tools. He or she needs to know where to find them in the kitchen.

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Nutrition and Fitness

Nutrition and Fitness: Eat Smart Play Hard - FN1813

You are many things. You are a muscle mover, blood pumper, thinker, calorie burner and nutrient user. You are all these things and much more! You're a walking, talking, munching, crunching person. You are on the move.

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Helathy Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes

Cooking 101 Week 5 Healthy Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes - FN1560

Many people are pressed for time, but making a meal does not have to be a time-consuming task. With a few helpful tips, cooking a quick and healthful meal will be a breeze.

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Putting a Healthy Spin on Prepackaged Favorites

Cooking 101 Week 6 Putting a Healthy Spin on Prepackaged Favorites- FN1561

Many people do not have a lot of time to devote to meal preparation. While many convenience foods are available, some are high in sodium or fat. You can make these foods more nutritious without doing a lot of work

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Healthy Eating on the Run

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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Onions!

Field to Fork Onions! - FN1794

Many types of onions are available to grow and use. Onions are ranked sixth among the world’s leading vegetable crops. On average, people eat about 20 pounds of onions a year.

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