Next Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday. According to the USDA, it is the second highest day of food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving.
It's the time of year when many adults renew efforts to be more active. Choosing the right types of foods will help you to feel energized and at your best for exercise and everyday activities.
Every five years the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services update the dietary advice provided to Americans based on research accumulated during the past five years. The latest version was released on January 7 as the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.
It’s now mid- January and the holiday activities are over. Perhaps a few weeks ago you decided to make some New Year’s resolutions. Millions of Americans make resolutions each year. The most popular resolutions include starting an exercise program, eating better and reducing the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine or other drugs. According to research conducted by Psychology Central, 75% of people who make resolutions fail in their first attempts, and most of these people, 67%, make more than one resolution.
Research validates what our mothers have always known. Soup—chicken soup, to be precise—makes us feel better when we are not feeling well. Soup has other great qualities too; it is a quick and easy comfort food, good for our health (heart and soul) and economical.
Have you ever considered preparing two weeks’ worth of meals in a single day? Though this may seems like a daunting task, it can be done. The greatest advantage of doing so is how convenient it becomes to provide home-cooked meals for your family. Try it once and you will see the many benefits it can provide.
This week many of us will be making New Year’s resolutions. While it’s good to set goals, often we fall short of following through on our resolutions.
Food trends are constantly on the move - whether the trend is toward an individual food, such as acai, or a group of foods, such as ancient grains or sprouted grains, it can take you on a new journey in taste and nutrition! Even the "how" of food production, consumption and delivery follows trends - jump on board for a short tour!
Do you have handwritten recipes passed down from generation to generation? At this time of year holiday recipes from times past are prepared and enjoyed. To make sure you preserve those recipes gather up those pieces of paper and note cards and create a family cookbook.
If you’re planning on traveling this holiday with perishable food in tow, remember to follow food safety rules to ensure the safe transporting of food.
A recent conversation about whether it was a tangerine, or a mandarin orange lead me to looking up some interesting facts about citrus fruits.
Holiday celebrations are in full swing and the last thing anyone wants is to have a loved one develop a foodborne illness because of a favorite food they ate. If you are not careful foodborne illness can be an uninvited guest during the holiday season.
The grocery aisles are full of milk! Some animal, some vegetable, some with minerals (and vitamins) added! How do you make sense of all the ingredients and differing nutritional profiles? Read on for some pointers to choose the best "milk" for your purpose.
The holidays are filled with lots of good times—parties, family dinners, and visits with friends and relatives...
Follow these healthy holiday tips to make your family food favorites all can enjoy.
The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and happiness but they don’t always turn out that way. Often they bring stress and a sense of overwhelming...
Wanting to participate in "Dine In Day" on December 3rd, but have no idea how to get started? Check out these helpful ideas for sharing a meal at home with friends and family.
Do you have problems getting everyone all together to enjoy a family meal? Make a plan to "Dine In" on December 3rd!
USDA ensures that our turkeys are safe but home cooks need to do their part too.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s time to begin making preparations if you haven’t already done so...