The Pennsylvania Produce is a guide to quality produce grown in PA. This publication lists suggestions for shopping at a Farmers' Market, food safety, a harvest calendar. It also lists most vegetables and fruits, usage, selection, what to avoid, and storage. Available from your local Penn State Extension office.
The Master Gardner program was established to assist Extension in reaching the consumer horticulture audience. The program provides interested individuals with extensive training in many phases of gardening. In return, participants dedicate volunteer time to teaching horticultural information based on university research and recommendations.
Home food preservation is becoming popular with many people these days. This is a fantastic way for people with diabetes to enjoy fruits and vegetables all year long. By canning your own vegetables and making your own jellies you can control the amount of sugar and salt in these products.
Many of us have probably said, "I know I should eat more fruits and vegetables. But how?" Summer overflows with fresh fruits and vegetables at Farmers markets and roadside stands. People plant gardens and check frequently for the green shoots to appear. Even grocery stores create displays of local produce for your consumption.
Now in its third year, the Dining with Diabetes program has been offered in some unique locations all across the state of Pennsylvania. In April and May of this year, the class was offered at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery in Erie led by Extension Educator, Janice Ronan.
MyPlate is a new food icon recently released by USDA to complement MyPyramid. It offers a simpler rendition of what might appear on a healthy plate. Many people with diabetes adhere to the Idaho Plate Method. How do the two compare?
As educators, it is important for us to keep in mind the broad scope of emotions brought on by the diagnosis of diabetes. Bill Polonsky, PhD, CDE is the Founder and CEO of Behavioral Diabetes Institute and has some helpful suggestions for educators.
Staying hydrated is important, especially during periods of physical activity and in warmer weather. With the availability of so many choices, making a decision about the type of water to drink can be challenging.