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Cost-saving Tips, Menus and Recipes

Now Serving: Tasty, Healthful Meals on a Budget Week 3: Cost-saving Tips, Menus and Recipes - FN1385

You may have established a weekly menu and shopping list, but now you need the food. Going to the grocery store to buy food for your family may be something you do not look forward to doing. Decreasing the amount of time and money you spend there may help change that. This is the third in a series of publications to help you eat well but spend less at the grocery store.

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Is Food in my Kitchen a Safety Hazard

Is Food In My Kitchen a Safety Hazard? - FN492

Follow these food handling guidelines to prevent foodborne illness.

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Keep Foods Hot and Cold

Keep Hot Foods Hot and Cold Foods Cold: A Consumer Guide to Thermometers and Safe Temperatures - FN1348

Cooks should not depend on their instincts, cooking time, oven temperature or product appearance to determine when a product is done. Use this guide for thermometers and safe temperatures.

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Cooking for Groups

Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety - FN585

The goal of this publication is to help volunteers prepare and serve food safely for large groups such as family reunions, church dinners, and community gatherings — whether the food is prepared at the volunteer's home and brought to the event, or prepared and served at the gathering.

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More Fruit and Vegetables!

Now Serving: More Whole Fruits and Vegetables - FN696

Family meals give parents/caregivers a chance to be good nutrition role models for children. Whether you’re sharing a meal at a park, in a car or at the family table, children who eat with their families eat a more nutritious diet. They eat more fruits and vegetables and other nutritious foods. Shared meals give families a chance to reconnect and talk about the events of their day. Children can learn communication skills, manners and their families’ values as they share food. Sharing meals also creates memories that will last a lifetime. Keep mealtime pleasant and allow enough time to eat because children eat better in a relaxed setting.

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Improving Family Communication with Family Meals

Family Meal Times Improving Family Communication with Family Meals Issue 5 - FN1530

Family mealtimes provide a built-in opportunity to visit with other family members and enjoy good conversation.

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Time-saving Tips, Menus and Recipes

Now Serving: Tasty, Healthful Meals on a Budget Week 5: Time-saving Tips, Menus and Recipes - FN1387

In today's busy world, cooking a meal completely from scratch may be difficult. However, convenience foods usually cost more and may be higher in calories, fat and sodium. This is the fifth in a series of publications to help you eat well but spend less at the grocery store. It includes time-money-saving tips and sample menus with recipes that you can adapt to meet your family's tastes.

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Now Serving: More Calcium Rich Foods

Now Serving: More Calcium Rich Foods - FN697

Children who eat with their families are more likely to meet their calcium needs and drink less soda pop. That’s good news because children are building strong bones and need calcium and other nutrients as the building blocks. Teens have the highest calcium needs due to their rapid growth. Children who meet their calcium and other nutrient needs are less likely to get the bone- thinning disease osteoporosis when they grow older. Adults should meet their calcium needs to keep their bones strong throughout life. About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and another 18 million are at risk of getting it due to low bone mass. Even though osteoporosis often is associated with women, about 20 percent of those who suffer from it are male. Osteoporosis is responsible for 1.5 million fractures a year, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

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Family Fun at the Dinner Table

Family Meal Times Family Fun at the Dinner Table Issue 4 - FN1529

Playing games or doing activities at a family meal can create specific memories for family members.

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Cooking for One or Two

Cooking for One or Two - FN521

One- and two-person households are a growing sector in North Dakota and the United States. According to the 2000 census, North Dakota has almost 164,000 households with one or two members. The U.S. has more than 61 million one- and two-person households. They all have something in common: They need to eat! Sometimes, cooking for one or two may seem like it’s not worth the trouble; however, everyone needs a variety of foods to stay healthy. Homemade meals usually are more nutritious, better tasting and more economical, compared with restaurant meals. Use MyPlate to Help Guide Your Food Choices Nutrition and physical activity play a vital role in maintaining good health. The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture food icon, MyPlate, provides individualized plans to help guide your food choices. Visit the website at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov and enter your gender, age and physical activity level to print out a personalized plan. Use this guide to help plan your menus to meet your nutritional needs.

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Heating Solid Food Safely

Safe Food for Babies and Children: Heating Solid Food Safely - FN715

Whether warming bottles or solid foods, it is ALWAYS important to use safe heating practices to keep your baby happy and healthy. Although you may be an expert at feeding your little one, remember that babysitters and family members may not know how to heat bottles and food correctly. Leaving complete instructions in a handy location, such as on the refrigerator door, may help you and the caregiver feel comfortable and relaxed come feeding time.

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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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