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Focus on Whole Fruits: Why Eat Fruit? (FN1843)

Fruit is nutritious, colorful and flavorful. Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium and calories. Fruit provides many essential nutrients that often are underconsumed, including vitamins C and A and folate, as well as potassium and dietary fiber. Eating more fiber-rich, low-calorie fresh fruit in place of higher-calorie foods can help decrease your overall calorie intake.

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The Windbreak Cookbook Featuring Fruits of Prairie Forests (F1839)

Beside shade and wind protection, many trees provide edible fruits that can be used on our menus. This publication provides information about trees, as well as, many recipes that show how they can be incorporated into our menus.

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From Orchard to Table: Apples! (FN1847)

Research continues to show that the fiber and natural antioxidants and other phytochemicals ("plant chemicals") in apples may help prevent chronic diseases. Learn about growing apple trees, apples and health, and how to preserve and prepare apples.

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Safe Food for Babies and Children: Introducing Table Foods to Children Ages 8 Months to 1 Year (FN1842)

This publication provides general guidance for adding table foods to the diet of your growing baby.

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Home Canning Meat Poultry, Red Meats, Game and Seafood - FN188

Poultry, red meats, game and seafoods are low-acid foods and must be processed in a pressure canner to assure their safety. This publications provides general tips for high-quality products, general procedures and recipes.

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All About Food Allergens: Shellfish (FN1832)

This publication deals with food allergies and is intended for the use in parent education programs and by high school teachers.

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All About Food Allergens: Milk (FN1831)

This publication deals with food allergies and is intended for the use in parent education programs and by high school teachers.

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All About Food Allergens: Soy (FN1830)

This publication deals with food allergies and is intended for the use in parent education programs and by high school teachers.

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All About Food Allergens: Wheat (FN1829)

This publication deals with food allergies and is intended for the use in parent education programs and by high school teachers.

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Home Canning Meat Poultry, Red Meats, Game and Seafood (FN188 (Revised))

Poultry, red meats, game and seafoods are low-acid foods and must be processed in a pressure canner to assure their safety. This publications provides general tips for high-quality products, general procedures and recipes.

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All About Food Allergens: Peanuts (FN1828)

This publication about food allergies is intended to be used in parent education programs and by high school teachers.

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All About Food Allergens: Eggs (FN1827)

This publication deals with food allergies and is intended for the use in parent education programs and by high school teachers.

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Field to Fork: Summer Squash! (FN1837)

Field to Fork is a program to provide information about growing, transporting, processing and preserving specialty-crop fruits and vegetables safely.

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Field to Fork: Edamame! (FN1836)

Field to Fork is a program to provide information about growing, transporting, processing and preserving specialty-crop fruits and vegetables safely.

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Do it Yourself Spices

Do It Yourself Spice Mixes (FN1826)

Making your own spice blends is a win-win idea that gives your food a pop of flavor while reducing sodium.

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3 Tips to a Healthier Celebration

3 Tips to a Healthier Celebration (FN1833)

Celebrations such as birthdays or holidays are exciting and memorable times filled with family, friends and food. Nourish your body every time you eat, even when you are celebrating a special day.

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Safe Food for Babies and Children: Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby (FN1835)

This handout provides general guidance for adding solid foods to the diet of your growing baby. Be sure to consult with your child’s health-care provider for additional information.

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Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: 7 Steps to Creating an Omelet (FN1650 Revised)

Use your creativity and the foods in your pantry, refrigerator or freezer to make a delicious omelet following these easy steps.

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Food Safety Basics

Food Safety Basics: A Reference Guide for Foodservice Operators - FN572

This manual for foodservice operators reviews basic aspects of food sanitation throughout a foodservice operation and provides reference materials on food storage and other aspects of food safety.

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Home 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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