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
Written by Nicole Busboom, Extension Assistant The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created an annual campaign, “National National Month”, during the month of March to promote nutrition education and information. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for 2016 is… Continue reading National Nutrition Month
Written by Laura DeWitt, RD, Extension Assistant Eat this, don’t eat that. . .Each day we receive many – often conflicting – messages about healthy eating from the media and each other, which can make separating fact from fiction a challenge. Many common nutrition myths are based partly on facts that have been distorted, which… Continue reading Nutrition Myths and Facts
Written by Lisa Larkin, Extension Associate During the month of February, we are surrounded by symbols of Valentine’s Day and we see hearts everywhere we go. This makes February the perfect month for American Heart Month, and a good reminder for us to be heart healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cardiovascular… Continue reading American Heart Month