August is National Peach Month. Peaches are abundant locally, and are nutritious, delicious, and versatile...
Whether it's hiding in a corner of the office break room or college dorm room, a mini fridge is very useful. However, sometimes it holds more calories than you may think! Here's some tasty, healthy ideas to makeover yours in no time!
Looking for some new gluten-free whole grains to try? Confused by all the different grains and "pseudo-grain" choices and how to prepare them? Learn five new ways to get your whole grains and the essential nutrition they provide.
It's blueberry season! Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants- compounds that protect cells against damage by free radicals which can contribute to heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases.
About 40 percent of the United States food supply or 1,500 calories per person per day goes uneaten. Discarded food in homes and foodservice accounts for a little more than half of this total food loss and is mostly avoidable. The remaining half is lost or wasted during food production.
People with Type 2 diabetes are frequently enticed into taking herbal or other supplements that claim to provide success with blood glucose control. Find out whether the science supports supplement and herbal therapies for diabetes.
Summer time is a great time for family road trips. It’s not always easy to eat healthy while on the road, but it can be done...
A new opportunity to learn and grow, while giving back to the community is available through Penn State Extension‘s Certified Food and Wellness Volunteer Training Program.
Sitting down together for a family meal provides an excellent opportunity for meaningful conversation and helps to create a sense of family unity and security. Learn some tips to make the most of your family mealtime conversations.
With bird flu ravaging our egg-laying flocks, eggs are becoming more expensive in the marketplace. Explore some options for replacing eggs in recipes and in meals to retain the functionality of the egg, both as an ingredient and as a nutrient source!
Want your children or spouse to eat more vegetables? Try expanding your own vegetables selections!
Nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes and 86 million Americans over the age of 20 have pre-diabetes. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.
The USDA MyPlate is an example of a healthy meal.
Some foods classified as fats can protect us against heart disease and yet other fats may contribute to heart disease. We need to eat some fats because they provide essential nutrients such as Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. However, a healthy diet limits the amount of fat to five (5) teaspoons a day for adult women, and six (6) teaspoons a day for adult men.
If you've been hearing about potassium, the essential mineral widely popularized as the "have a banana" nutrient, read on to discover how well nature has endowed our food supply and whether Americans are consuming enough of it!
Most sweet desserts do not contain many nutrients our bodies need and have lots of calories. If you are a baker, you are in luck! Making desserts yourself can boost the nutrition of desserts. If you are not a baker, take the first step and learn how to make healthy sweet desserts.
Eating fewer calories doesn’t necessarily mean eating less food according to the Center for Disease Control. Eating more vegetables in salads can fill you up with just a few calories. Salads can be a great source of a variety of vegetables. However, they can also be a dumping ground for unwanted calories if they are topped with a lot of high calorie salad dressing.
Young children depend on caring adults to be their voice to get their needs met. Be Your Child's Champion is a helpful resource to do just that.
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?