Nutrition And Diet

Water Tastes
7 APRIL 2016

Water Tastes and Treatments

  What’s In Your Water? Your Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), also known as a water quality report, states the levels of contaminants detected in the water and how that compares to the EPA’s drinking water standards. The EPA requires community water suppliers to provide a CCR to customers every July. If you rent an apartment, […]

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Understanding the New Food Pyramid
1 MARCH 2016

Understanding the New Food Pyramid

Important Changes in Recommended Diet Change is inevitable. When the change is based on sound scientific findings is it easier to embrace? Take the new food pyramid rolled out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture earlier this year. This group should be revered for trying to make it clearer to the public the healthiest way […]

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Home Canning Safety
15 FEBRUARY 2016

Home Canning Safety

Critical Safety Information for Home Canning The popularity of a whole foods diet and home gardening naturally leads to an increase in canning fruits and vegetables at home. Home canning is an age old method to preserve fresh garden produce, and prepared properly, for several months or years. Home Canning and Botulism Home canning is […]

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Portion Control
15 OCTOBER 2015

Portion Control – More Fruits & Veggies

Breaking Portion Control Rules To pull ourselves back when we are overly hungry, stressed out or just not paying attention when we eat is hard. Sitting in front of the TV, at our desk or at the computer can easily distract us and cause over eating. When we order our favorite meal at a restaurant, […]

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Summertime Foods
15 AUGUST 2015

Summertime Foods

Summertime Food Recipes Time to celebrate some classic summer foods with delicious recipes. August is the biggest vacation month, but it is also: National Catfish Month National Peach Month National Sandwich Month Baked Catfish Richard Jones at the Food Network Ingredients 2 (7 to 8-ounce) catfish fillets 4 ounces butter 4 ounces dry white wine […]

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Surprising Blueberry Recipes
15 JULY 2015

Surprising Blueberry Recipes

Turkey Burgers With Blueberry Ketchup Ingredients 1 pound ground turkey 3/4 cup fresh or frozen (unthawed) blueberries 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon minced lemongrass (optional)* 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper 2 tablespoons soy sauce 4 poppy seed hamburger buns Lettuce and sliced red onion, optional Blueberry Ketchup (recipe follows) Instructions In a large […]

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Crunchy Chicken Recipe
14 MAY 2015

Crunchy Chicken Pieces Recipe

Celebrate Food Revolution Day Food Revolution Day is a global campaign to put compulsory practical food education on the school curriculum. Jamie Oliver passionately believes that by educating children about food in a fun and engaging way, we can equip them with the basic skills they need to lead healthier, happier lives, for themselves and […]

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Growing Your Own Food
1 APRIL 2015

Growing Your Own Food

Benefits of Growing Your Own Food Whether you are involved in community garden projects or just want to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs in your backyard, spring is a great time to get inspired and take action. Gardening today is popular due to more than concerns over the quality of the food found in stores: […]

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Child Nutrition in the U.S.
3 MARCH 2015

Child Nutrition in the U.S.

  How is it that in a nation of plenty so many children are nutritionally deprived? Recent studies report that access to healthy food stores could be miles from those in need or they simply can’t afford to buy the nutritious foods that are available. Food choices are often based on budget-friendly options as an […]

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Health Benefits of Cucumber Water
3 FEBRUARY 2015

5 Reasons to Drink Cucumber Water

Cucumber Water Popularity on the Rise Cucumbers on salads is only one way of utilizing this vitamin rich vegetable to enhance your health. One of the more popular methods to take advantage of the cucumber’s nutritional benefits is to use it in water. However, there are many other healthy outcomes that are associated with the […]

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