Nourish Your Eyes

Do you look forward to the green grass, red and yellow tulips and all the other beautiful, blooming colors of spring? In honor of nature’s rebirth and the beauty around us, let’s consider how to maintain healthy vision. April has two national observances for eye health: “Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month” and “Women’s Eye Health…
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Spring Party Planning With Safety In Mind

Last year at this time, I was scurrying around trying to figure out a plan for my second child’s graduation. We survived the big party with about 100 guests, and now we have a four-year break before party planning for our youngest child. I’m sure the time will fly. My older daughter has never has…
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What Do Asparagus, Strawberries And Onions Have In Common?

Check out the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season in the spring. “In season” means that’s when they are at their best quality and price. Avoid wasting fresh fruits and vegetables by storing them correctly, using them within a few days or freezing them. Visit www.ag.ndsu.edu/food and click on “Food Preservation” for…
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Try Grilled Pizza To Liven Up Family Meals

Taking time to enjoy a meal as a family has many benefits. Connecting at the family table builds lifelong bonds. Eating family meals together also contributes to a more nutritious diet. Research published by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that children in families who eat three or more meals together per week are 24…
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Put Your Best Fork Forward During March, National Nutrition Month

    Do you make every bite count? Try the tips below to add more nutrition to your day. ■ Do you include a variety of vegetables on your plate? Plan meals to include different vegetable groups throughout the week: dark green, red and orange, beans and legumes and starchy veggies. Stir chopped spinach into…
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