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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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Vary Your Veggies

Exploring MyPlate Vary Your Veggies - FN727

Vegetables are a nutritional bargain. Most vegetables are naturally low in calories and fat and naturally have no cholesterol. Eating vegetables rich in potassium, such as sweet potatoes, white beans and tomato products, might help decrease bone loss.

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Go Lean with Protein

Exploring MyPlate Go Lean with Protein - FN724

Protein is important to have in your diet because it plays a part in the health and maintenance of the body. Choosing protein foods that are lean and low in cholesterol will give you the needed nutrients without the extra fat.

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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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Exercise Your Brain

Exercise Your Brain - FN1431

Physical activity helps maintain good blood flow to the brain. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that most adults get 30 minutes of moderate activity most days, preferably every day. Short segments of physical activity (such as three 10-minute walks) count toward the goal. Stimulate your brain by adding variety to your activities. Try a new activity, alternate activities throughout the week or take a new route when you walk or jog. Routine activities don’t challenge your brain, so mix it up a little.

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Salsa II

Let's Preserve Salsa II - FN1584

Salsa continues to grow in popularity. While most people think of salsa as a spicy tomato-based sauce, it also can be made from various fruits.

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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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Promote Healthy Habits for a Healthy Lifestyle

Family Meal Times Promote Healthy Habits for a Healthy Lifestyle Issue 11 - FN1536

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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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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Make at Least Half Your Grains Whole Grains

Exploring MyPlate Make at Least Half Your Grains Whole Grains - FN726

The food icon at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov recommends that at least half of the grain foods in your diet bewhole grains.

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Fellowship Food

Fellowship Food: Nourishing the Body and the Soul - FN1449

Help people stay healthy by providing nourishing options. Many people shortchange themselves on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eating a diet rich in these foods can promote good health by helping reduce our risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. If you are bringing a dish to a potluck, consider providing the veggies, fruits or whole grains. Bring a large nutrient-rich salad with a variety of greens and sprinkle with dried fruit and nuts or seeds. Bring whole-grain bread or crackers.

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Get Your Calcium-rich Foods

Exploring MyPlate Get Your Calcium-rich Foods - FN723

The dairy group is an important part of the new food icon at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov . MyPlate provides individual recommendations based on age, sex and activity level for each group. The online tool can help you with an eating plan personalized for you.

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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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Know Your Fats

Exploring MyPlate Know Your Fats - FN725

Not all fats are the same. To help us sort out information about nutrition, the food icon at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov can help us choose a healthy eating plan that’s personalized for our age, sex and activity level.

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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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