Pennsylvania is one of the largest growers of mushrooms! If you purchase mushrooms, it is very likely that they are grown right here in PA.
Whether in the fresh produce section of your local grocery store or at a seasonal farmers market, which leafy green herb are you looking for: cilantro or flat leaf parsley?
Picky eaters don’t have to always be young; some picky eaters can be teenagers as well as adults! Everyday stress can turn any well planned dinner into a battle ground. Here are a few tips of the trade to help introduce new foods to children, grandchildren, teenagers and adults.
Do you think it’s possible to save money grocery shopping without cooking everything from scratch, using tons of coupons or purchasing only seasonal foods? There are two key points on stretching your food dollar: spend less and avoid waste. Although I’m sure you may already being doing some of these tips, maybe there’s one or two ideas you can practice or practice more often.
Your retirement may be decades away or around the corner. Regardless, the financial health of retirement income is a key concern for most and usually includes benefits earned while working in positions covered by Social Security.
Homemade soups can be a healthy addition to the springtime dinner table.
"Increase your physical activity." "Walk more." "Sitting is the new smoking." These are just some of the health messages we hear on a regular basis. "Yet a recent survey found that many of us spend about eight hours a day being sedentary, not including time spent sleeping," says David Conroy, Penn State professor of Kinesiology, in a November 2013 article by Sara LaJeunesse.
Inflammation is a natural process of our body’s immune response that acts as a protective mechanism...
As consumers it is important to be “savvy” about the information we seek when it comes to health whether we are surfing the net, watching TV talk shows or getting information from friends.
Breads and cakes canned in glass mason jars are not safe to eat. The risk for contracting a foodborne illness is high, due to improper heating methods to ensure that any foodborne pathogen present would be destroyed.
The Mediterranean diet and cuisine are becoming much more popular, and for good reason! Learn why and how you can apply these principals by using Pennsylvania foods.
Have you ever wondered if protein powders and supplements are better or worse than protein food sources?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hypertension, or high blood pressure affects one out three adults. Having hypertension increases our risk for strokes and heart attacks.
Amino what? Protein is made up of small building blocks called amino acids. There are 20 different amino acids. Each different protein is composed of amino acids put together in a different order. Proteins tend to be very large and may contain several hundred amino acids.
Valentine’s Day can be challenging for people with diabetes...
Juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh fish by the pound, grape leaves stuffed with roasted veggies, freshly made gelato – is your mouth watering? Stroll along to capture the flavor of the Mediterranean cuisine and its potential health benefits.