Go Nuts for Nuts
November 28, 2011
This is the time of year in Pennsylvania the tree nuts are harvested. Few foods are as nutritiously complete and good for the human body as tree nuts. Tree nuts are unique as one of the most nutrient-dense whole food sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 fatty acid in plant foods. Studies have shown that the omega-3 fatty acid in plant foods may help reduce the risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and clinical depression.
Best Recipes from Ag Progress Days now available
September 21, 2011
We have created a CD-rom disc of the "Great 88 Best of Ag Progress Days" food demonstration (88) recipes with food and nutrition fact sheets from the past decade.
Is your child’s packed lunch safe?
September 6, 2011
A recent study in the September 2011 Pediatrics journal revealed some interesting findings – more than 90% of home-packed lunches for 700 children in a Texas daycare had reached unsafe temperatures by the time the they were eaten.
A Warm Welcome to MyPlate.gov
July 7, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.
Packing for Picnics
June 10, 2011
Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here. Warm
weather provides ideal temperatures for bacteria to
grow to dangerous levels and cause foodborne illness.
June 6, 2011
Cultivating a good marriage is like two people growing a healthy garden. To achieve a full and satisfying harvest, the gardeners must work in harmony with one another, using the right tools, gardening wisdom, and a willing spirit. The gardening process teaches us vital – and sometimes painful – lessons about life. The struggle is worth it: both good marriages and healthy gardens can enrich and delight us. But neither happens by chance. Let’s break ground!
Friends can Help you Save Money
June 5, 2011
If your goal is to save money, then tracking your spending is the first essential step. Writing down what is spent on groceries, utilities, gasoline, mortgage, insurance, newspapers is fairly easy to do, and the foundation of a Spending Plan.
Penn State Nutrition Links
June 1, 2011
Penn State Nutrition Links is an
umbrella administration for two
federally funded nutrition education
programs for limited resource
audiences in Pennsylvania. EFNEP –
Expanded Food and Nutrition
Education Program was initially part
of the Smith Lever Act of 1969. The
program focuses on helping families
with children improve behaviors in:
dietary intake as recommended by the Dietary
Guidelines and MyPyramid, food resource
management skills and practices, nutrition practices
and food safety practices.
Bringing Home the New 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans
May 25, 2011
U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), tells us what types and components of food we should be eating more of as well as those we should limit.