Grow Your Salad Greens

Have you planted any seeds? You still have time to plant some tasty leafy greens, and you can grow them in a flower pot or a garden bed. Leafy greens include lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, kale and arugula. They are easy to grow, prepare and provide a wide variety of nutrients. Growing Leafy greens are…
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5 Tips For Healthy And Safe Outdoor Eating

The sun’s out and the weather’s warm.  Enjoy food in the great outdoors and make some memories for family and friends. Make picnics healthful and safe with these five tips. Go Green: Add some greens and other fruits and veggies to your picnic menu. Try packing fresh-cut vegetables with a low-fat dip or a tossed…
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Take The Summer Food Safety Quiz

   Did you spend some time outdoors? Maybe you grilled some food or enjoyed eating on a deck or patio. Maybe you packed up some food for a picnic in a park. We often move eating and cooking outside when the weather warms. Unfortunately, bacteria grow quickly at warm temperatures, so we need to take precautions…
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Are You Sun Savvy?

Recently we packed away our winter hats, boots and scarves to prepare for summer. I decided we needed to pull out some floppy-brimmed hats, along with our gardening tools, mower, balls and bats. On the nutrition and health side, exposure to sunlight helps our body manufacture some vitamin D. However, according to some studies, we…
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Are You Taking Care Of Your Bones?

Did you know that bones can become so weak that a sneeze can lead to a break? Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become brittle. It can occur in men and women. We can’t feel our bones weakening, so we need to eat a healthful diet and get weight-bearing exercise (such as walking,…
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