Think Food Safety When Eating Outside The Home

“Have you eaten out lately?” my friend asked. We usually compare notes about dining experiences. I nodded. “Have you gotten sick again?” he asked. “No, not lately, fortunately,” I replied. Three of my family members had endured middle-of-the-night illness after eating an evening meal we picked up from a restaurant. There’s nothing like tending to…
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Walking With Pets Is Good For Your Health

“Mom, we’re going to be in great shape this summer after walking these guys every day,” my son said as we briskly walked our dachshund pups. My son was 11 and the dogs were about a year old at the time. “Yes, that’s a good plan,” I agreed. I was trying to rein in my…
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Walk Your Way To Fitness

“Mom, is there a shortcut?” my daughter asked. She was about 8 at the time. “We can do it! We can make it the whole way,” I replied as we walked around a large group of people. We were finishing the second mile of three in a fundraising event. “Mom, can we stop and rent…
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Don’t Skip Breakfast

Every morning, I eat my breakfast with six dark brown eyes staring at me. I’m trying to enjoy “the most important meal of the day.” The owners of the eyes lick their lips, making me feel a little guilty. One of them usually whines a little while the other two pace the floor. Then they…
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Tantalize Your Taste Buds

  Think back to your early years in school. Let’s test your memory. Name the five tastes that your tongue can detect and your brain can decode. Have you named them all? If you’re like most people, sweet and sour will come to mind quickly. Being aware of sweet and sour flavors may have something…
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