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Blueberry Picking by Andrew Malone at flickr.com - CC0 Public Domain
July 10, 2017

It’s blueberry picking season in Central Pennsylvania! This is a wonderful family activity that provides a great opportunity for exercise as well as a healthy food for your family to enjoy.

Ulleo / pixabay.com / CC0
May 29, 2017

Alternative protein sources not only provide nutrition, but health benefits. Learn more on varying your protein sources, and tips on how you can add alternative proteins into your diet today.

Pixaby(TeroVesalainen)
May 16, 2017

Some patients with Type 2 Diabetes may find that surgery may be the solution to diabetic situation.

Potassium is needed for all ages.
March 24, 2017

Besides being green in color, what do Swiss chard, Lima beans and spinach have in common? The answer is they are all vegetables that contain a high amount of potassium.

March 24, 2017

Did you know sleep is as important to our health as diet and exercise? Find out why sleep is so important and ways to improve sleep habits.

Salmon with Soy Honey & Wasabi Sauce by Maggie on flickr.com CC By 2.0
March 10, 2017

When we think of heart health, we think of reducing sodium, eating less saturated fats, and exercising more. But do we ever think of eating more fish? If not, consider adding this important food to your menu!

By Rayna Cooper, Penn State University
February 23, 2017

Herbs and spices, in flavorful combinations both new and traditional, offer the chance to add a new twist to the dishes prepared in your kitchen.

February 1, 2017

Perhaps you have been thinking about going Mediterranean, with all the recent support for the healthfulness of this way of eating. It's not so difficult as you may think - try some of these tips to get started!

Dried black-eyed peas.
January 13, 2017

Many cultures have customs and traditions centered on food. To celebrate health and well-being for the new year, beans and greens are symbolic menu items full of good taste and nutrition .

Slow cooker by Br3nda/Flickr.com CC0 BBY 2.0
January 10, 2017

Slow cookers have been updated with travel locks and automatic warm settings but the basic slow cooker is still available. Slow cookers make meal planning easier any time of year.

 Avocados with other fruits and vegetables by USDA/Flickr.com CC0 BY 2.0
January 7, 2017

Buying vegetables in the winter months can be expensive. Often I hear people say “my food bill would go sky high if I bought all the vegetables that my family and I should eat in a day.” But with a few shopping tips it can be done in the winter months without breaking your budget.

December 5, 2016

This festive time of year can be a challenge to even the most disciplined person, but they can be extra challenging for those with diabetes.

Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA/ARS Image Library
November 25, 2016

Making sense of diet recommendations in the news media can be frustrating and confusing. Getting to the science base behind the message is important.

Photo by Scott Bauer. US Department of Agriculture. Large white turkey female.
October 31, 2016

Cage free, non-GMO, natural, fresh, antibiotic free, range free, organic - oh my! What does it all mean when it comes to purchasing your Thanksgiving turkey?

photo credit: Lenelle Roberts
October 24, 2016

There is a chill in the air and that can mean just one thing- it's soup season! From family favorites like Minestrone to new classics such as butternut squash there is a soup you and your family can enjoy this time of year.

Cow by Kabsik Park - flickr
October 17, 2016

Dairy foods are a great source of beneficial vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. When it comes to fat in these foods, there are a variety of levels to choose. The question is what is the best option for me?

By Kate Numer, Penn State University
October 10, 2016

Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world! But how many of us know what goes into making that soothing cup of tea or the antioxidants that are in it! Brew yourself a cup of hot tea as you read more about this popular drink!

October 4, 2016

Diabetes greatly impacts hispanics, with over 50% of individuals developing type 2 diabetes in their lifetime.

September 28, 2016

Time for meal preparation is often in short supply. Find inspiration in preparing food simply, in as few steps as possible, to put a well-balanced meal on the table tonight!

Whole Grain Bread-flickr.com-2.0-George Wesley & Bonita Dannells
September 26, 2016

September is whole grains month. Grains are important for good health...