Written by Joyce Reich, Extension Associate The old slogan of “milk does a body good” still holds true. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, milk is a naturally good source of all kinds of nutrients including calcium, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, and vitamin B12. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, thiamine, and zinc.… Continue reading Milk and Milk Alternatives
Written by Brenda Sale, Extension Associate I remember when I was a kid, ordering a large beverage at a fast food restaurant meant you were served 16 ounces. Today that same large request is anywhere from 32 to 64 ounces. Choosing healthy beverages and understanding what is healthy is more challenging than ever before. Soft drink… Continue reading Re-Think Your Drink
Written by Brianna Frickenstein, Extension Assistant Spring is here and summer is close behind, which means it is time to start barbecuing! It is important to remember the food safety rules (clean, separate, cook and chill) along with other important safety measures while having a barbecue. From Grocery Store to Home When shopping, be sure… Continue reading Barbecue Safety
Written by Carrie Miller, MS, RD, Extension Educator My five year old daughter was chewing gum and I asked her where she had gotten it. She responded, “Don’t worry, it is gluten-free.” Gluten-free awareness has gotten so great that in addition to my daughter’s awareness, my church is also being gluten sensitive and offering gluten-free… Continue reading Should My Family Stop Eating Gluten?
Written by Ranae Aspen, Associate Educator Beginning a garden does not need to be cumbersome. With a few tips and guides, you can have fresh vegetables on your table this summer. Gardening begins with a plan, equipment and a little creativity. Begin the thought process by assessing the space that you have. Gardening can happen in… Continue reading Gardening for the Health of it!
Written by Destiny Mostek, RD, LMNT, Extension Assistant April is National Soy Foods Month making it a perfect time to enjoy soy. Soy foods can include soybeans, edamame, tofu, and soy milk to name a few, but there are also many soy-based foods available such as veggie burgers, protein bars, and cereals. Both soy foods… Continue reading Soy Foods: Beyond Soy Burgers and Tofu
By Jessica Meuleners RD, LMNT, Extension Assistant When trying to eat healthy, we often spend too much time avoiding certain foods rather than increasing healthy ones. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, which is a great time to focus on eating more fiber. What is Dietary Fiber? Fiber can be found in many plants we… Continue reading Fiber: The What, Why and How