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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nutrition and Fitness

Nutrition and Fitness: Eat Smart Play Hard - FN1813

You are many things. You are a muscle mover, blood pumper, thinker, calorie burner and nutrient user. You are all these things and much more! You're a walking, talking, munching, crunching person. You are on the move.

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Helathy Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes

Cooking 101 Week 5 Healthy Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes - FN1560

Many people are pressed for time, but making a meal does not have to be a time-consuming task. With a few helpful tips, cooking a quick and healthful meal will be a breeze.

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Putting a Healthy Spin on Prepackaged Favorites

Cooking 101 Week 6 Putting a Healthy Spin on Prepackaged Favorites- FN1561

Many people do not have a lot of time to devote to meal preparation. While many convenience foods are available, some are high in sodium or fat. You can make these foods more nutritious without doing a lot of work

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Healthy Eating on the Run

Healthy Eating on the Run - FN1474

Imagine you are planning your grocery list. You know you have limited time to prepare meals and snacks each day. Many people struggle to make healthful food choices with today´s busy schedules.

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Have a Healthy Heart (Condensed)

Have a Healthy Heart - FN589 - Condensed Version

Have you thought about your heart lately? On average, your heart beats about 100,000 times per day, pumping nutrients and oxygen throughout the body. Taking this hard-working group of muscles for granted can be easy. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. This is the condensed version of the 8 page FN589, "Have a Healthy Heart".

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Have a Healthy Heart

Have a Healthy Heart - FN589

On average, your heart beats about 100,000 times per day, pumping nutrients and oxygen throughout the body. Taking this hard-working group of muscles for granted can be easy. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The purpose of this publication is to increase awareness of heart disease risk factors for women and ways for everyone to improve heart health through lifestyle choices. Having regular checkups and discussing any health-related issues with your physician or health-care provider is important.

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Q & A About Soy Foods

Questions & Answers About Soy Foods - FN1786

Soy is a plant native to Asia and has been a staple in the Asian diet for more than 5,000 years. Large-scale soybean cultivation did not start in the U.S. until around World War II. Today, the Midwestern U.S. produces about half of the world’s supply of soybeans.

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School Lunchroom Strategies

Questions & Answers About School Lunchroom Strategies to Promote Health - FN1784

Research has shown that certain strategies can be implemented in the cafeteria setting that may help students make more nutritious food choices.

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Beneficial Fungi

The Root of Tree Health: Beneficial Fungi - F1782

This back to back informational handout on beneficial fungi, as they pertain to tree health and management.

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Gardening with Children

Gardening With Children - FN1372

This publication summarizes the benefits of gardening with children and provide information about basic garden preparation, tools and resources for parents/adults.

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