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Q & A About Sodium on Our Health

Questions and Answers About Sodium and Its Impact on Our Health - FN1686

Excessive sodium in our diet can increase our blood pressure, especially in salt-sensitive individuals. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the U.S., making cardiovascular disease responsible for one of every three deaths in the country.

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Q & A About Fats in Our Diets

Questions & Answers About Fats in Our Diet - FN1685

Through the years, certain foods fall in and out of public awareness and favor. This certainly has been true of fats, such as those found in margarine and butter. For example, for a time, margarine was recommended instead of butter for health reasons; more recently, margarine has gotten bad press because it contains trans fat. The sometimes-conflicting messages in the media can create confusion, so this publication discusses the different types of fat and current research-based recommendations for health, and it answers common questions about dietary fats.

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Preparing Goose

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: Tips and Recipes for Preparing Goose - FN1734

Using game birds in your menus adds variety to your diet. Consider these tips as you expand your menu options to include game birds such as goose.

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Preparing Elk/Venison

Pinchin' Pennie$ in the Kitchen: Tips and Recipes for Preparing Elk/Venison - FN1733

Game meats, such as elk and venison, add variety to your diet. They often are lower in fat than other meats. Consider these tips as you expand your cooking to include game meats.

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Manage Stress for Better Health

Nourishing Your Mind and Body: Manage Stress for Better Health - FS 1730

People have different definitions of stress. Probably the most common definition is “physical, mental or emotion strain or tension.” Stress is different for all of us. People will perceive the same stressor in a number of ways and, therefore, react to it differently.

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Care and Cookery

Wild Side of the Menu No. 1 - Care and Cookery - FN124

The most succulent wild game can be destroyed by improper handling in the field or improper cooking at home. The handling of the meat from harvesting to preparing can make a major difference in flavor and safety of the end product. The purpose of this publication is to provide information on proper care and cookery of wild game so you can fully enjoy the fruits of the field.

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Deer and Elk

From field to table a pocket guide for the care and handling of Deer and Elk - FN536

Concern has grown in recent years about a disease affecting deer and elk called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which belongs to a family of diseases known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs). Therefore, hunters should take a few simple precautions when handling and transporting deer or elk carcasses.

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Know Your Medications

Know Your Prescription and Nonprescription Medications - FN1720

Many people take prescription or nonprescription medications on a regular basis. Do you know how to properly store and dispose of medications? Do our medications interact with any foods? Know the questions to discuss with hour healthcare provider.

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Nourish Your Muscles

Nourish Your Muscles - FN1678

The maintenance of your muscles plays a major role in healthy aging. By taking care of your muscles, you can impact your quality of life now and in the future. The proteins in our bodies continuously are being broken down and replaced. Protein is essential to life and needs to be consumed at each meal.

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Teens and Protein

Teens and Protein: How Much Do You Need? - FN1682

Protein is essential to life and needs to be consumed with each meal. The amount of protein you need depends on your height, weight, whether you are a boy or girl, and your level of activity. In general, teenage boys need about 52 grams of protein per day, while teenage girls need about 46 grams per day. However, if you are small or large for your age, or very active, your needs are different.

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Eat Smart: Become a Pro With Protein

Eat Smart: Become a Pro With Protein - FN1681

The amount of food from the Protein Foods Group you need to eat depends on your age, whether you are a boy or girl and the amount of physical activity you get. Most people eat enough food from this group.

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Making Pickled Products

Making Pickled Products - FN189

Pickling is one of the oldest known methods of food preservation. Pickled foods add a special touch to many snacks and meals.

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Jellies, Jams and Spreads

Jellies, Jams and Spreads - FN172

Sweet spreads are foods with many textures, flavors and colors. They are thickened or jellied to varying degrees. The traditional jellies and jams are preserved primarily by sugar.

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Nourish Your Skin

Nourish Your Skin - FN1572

A Healthy Skin Diet is Like the Heart-healthy Diet.

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Pulse Foods in Your Diet

Using More Pulse Foods In Your Diet - FN1714

Pulse foods are rich sources of protein, fiber, vitamins such as folate, and minerals such as iron and potassium. They are low in fat and sodium, and are naturally gluten- and cholesterol-free. Researchers have reported that regular consumption of pulses may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. The purpose of this publication is to show how to use more pulse foods in your diet and provide tested recipes and two weeks of sample menus at the 1,800- and 2,100-calorie levels.

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Guide to Babysitters

Safe Food for Babies and Children: A Guide for Babysitters- Babysitter Edition - FN662

Babysitting is a great way to earn money, help neighbors and gain job experience. It's a big responsibility, too. When parents trust you to babysit, they are placing their children's health and safety in your hands. Infants and young children are especially vulnerable to foodborne illness and even a small error in food preparation could cause severe illness. Read this publication to learn more about what jobs to accept, how to handle emergencies and how to be safe in the kitchen when preparing and serving food.

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How to Teach People With Low Vision

How to Teach People With Low Vision - FN1672

The goal of this publication is to help adapt the teaching environment for those with low vision.

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Healthy Skin

Healthy Skin: The Movie - FN1619

Using a story board format, "Healthy Skin:The Movie" takes teens and preteens through some lessons about skin care, including good nutrition and sun protection.

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Cooking and Eating With Low Vision

Cooking and Eating With Low Vision - FN1671

Imagine shopping for foods without the ability to compare prices, visually check produce for freshness, or even safely travel to and from the grocery store. Envision coming home with groceries but not being able to see inside the refrigerator or pantry clearly enough to store the foods. Then think about the challenge of preparing a meal with low vision, from finding a food in the pantry to setting the oven timer. Suddenly cooking seems like quite a daunting task!

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Living With Low Vision

Tips For Living With Low Vision - FN1668

Do you find certain activities, such as reading, shopping or cooking, difficult because of your vision? Does this cause you to eat most of your meals at restaurants instead of at home? Try the tips in this publication to help you maintain independence in your daily activities.

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