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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5 Ways To Reduce Food Waste

As I drove around my neighborhood I noticed lots of garage sales and items on boulevards waiting to be picked up by trash collectors or others. During the spring, many people take steps to clean their closets and garages. Spring cleaning can extend to our cupboards and refrigerators. Have you ever had to throw out…
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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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