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Safe Handling of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Fight BAC! Safe Handling of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - FN608

Handling fruits and vegetables safely is easy. Although an invisible enemy may be in your kitchen, by practicing the recommendations here you can Fight BAC!

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Day-Old Bread

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 4 Ways to Use Day-old Bread - FN1743

Using day-old bread can help you stretch your food dollars. Some bakeries offer day-old bread at discounted prices. You might buy a few loaves because you found a great deal; unfortunately, you might get tired of it before you use all of it. What can you do with it?

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What's in Your Home Food Pantry?

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: What's in Your Home Food Pantry? - FN1706

A pantry stocked with essential nonperishable food items can save time and money. This publication provides a list of some ideas for common pantry items to personalize based on the ingredients that you use when you cook or bake.

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Steps to Reducing Trans Fat and Saturated Fat in Recipes

Steps to Reducing Trans Fat and Saturated Fat in Recipes - FN1687

Let’s practice our heart-healthy fat knowledge by modifying a brownie recipe.

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Choose Healthful Snacks!

Eat Smart. Choose Healthy Snacks - FN1439

Think of snacks as minimeals that help provide nutrients and energy you need to grow, play and learn. Most kids do best when they eat four to six smaller meals a day.

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Bone Up on Calcium

Eat Smart: Bone Up on Calcium - FN1434

Children ages 9 to 13 need 1,300 milligrams of calcium a day to keep their bones and teeth strong. Children ages 4 to 8 need 800 milligrams of calcium per day. They also need vitamin D, which helps the body use the calcium. Milk is fortifi ed with vitamin D. Many foods contain calcium. The best sources are milk, yogurt and cheese. Fish, soy products and nuts also are good sources of calcium. Some fruit juices, cereals, breads, snacks and other foods have added calcium.

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Food and Culture

North Dakota Food and Culture - FN1513

Have you ever tasted lefse, fleischkeukle, tacos, pizza or curry? Most likely you have tasted at least one of these foods even though all of them originated in other countries. During holidays in particular, you may enjoy recipes your grandparents or their grandparents enjoyed. Food goes beyond providing nourishment for the body. Food also helps nurture family traditions and connects us with other cultures. Food can help different groups of people understand and appreciate each other’s differences.

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Now Serving: Beans!

Now Serving Beans! - FN1485

If you’re looking for a way to stretch your budget and improve your family’s nutrition, look no further. Consider adding more beans to your menu. They’re convenient, versatile and lend themselves to many tasty dishes. Beans are a rich source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Replace some of the fat in baked goods such as brownies with mashed black beans. Beans can be added to casseroles or soups to add flavor, texture and more nutrients.

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How to Select and Store Vegetables

Vary Your Veggies: How to Select and Store Vegetables - FN1456

What veggies are in your refrigerator, freezer or pantry?

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Serve More Vegetables

Vary Your Veggies: Serve More Vegetables - FN1455

Most adults and children need 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day, but the amount varies depending on age, gender and amount of physical activity.

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How to Prepare Vegetables

Vary Your Veggies: How to Prepare Vegetables - FN1453

Try something new! To take advantage of all their benefits, eat a variety of colors every day and vary your cooking methods to add variety to your menus. Cooking methods: microwave, steam, sitr-fry, pan, bake, broil.

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Why Eat Vegetables?

Vary Your Veggies: Why Eat Vegetables - FN1452

Vegetables are versatile, nutritious, colorful and flavorful. Not only are they naturally low in calories, fat and sodium, but they also are good sources of important vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Vegetables do not contain cholesterol. Increasing vegetable consumption can replace foods higher in calories and fat. Vegetables are rich sources of vitamins, particularly A and C. The value of a vegetable as a source of a nutrient is affected both by the amount of the nutrient present and by the amount of the vegetable eaten.

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Facililty/Equipment Safety

Poster-Food Safety Guidelines for Emergency Mass Feeding Shelters-Facility/Equipment Safety - DE1545

This poster gives the guidelines for facility/equipment used in emergency mass feeding shelters.

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It's Clean, But Is It Sanitized?

It's Clean, But Is It Sanitized? - FN1350

Find out the difference between cleaning and sanitizing.

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Grill Something Different!

Quick Facts: Grill Something Different! - FN1420

Who knew an entire meal could be prepared on the grill? Try these recipes the next time you want to ignite your guests' taste buds.

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Healthful Snacking for Sports Fans

Quick Facts: Your Game Plan: Healthful Snacking for Sports Fans - FN1406

Your favorite team is winning and you just watched the best half-time show you have ever seen. You reach into the bowl of crunch snacks and discover it's empty. How did that happen? Included in this publication are tips to manage snacking, ideas on how to make snacks healthier, along with recipes to enjoy.

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Love Your Heart!

Love Your Heart! - FN1689

The heart is a pump that provides oxygen to each and every cell of the body. Feel your pulse: Each time your heart beats, it is moving blood by expanding and contracting. It is a muscle that is essential to life, which is why treating your heart with care is so important. Keeping your heart strong starts with good choices we make when we are young. Being physically active and eating a healthful diet keeps our heart beating strong.

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Steps to Reducing Sodium in Recipes

Steps to Reducing Sodium in Recipes - FN1688

Let’s practice our food sodium knowledge by modifying a chili recipe.

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Using Dry Beans

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 7 Steps to Using Dry Beans - FN1701

Cooked beans are a nutritional bargain. Follow these easy steps to prepare dry edible beans on your menus.

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