The Penn State Extension Nutrition Links program offers free nutrition education programs to participants eligible for public assistance to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a healthful diet on a limited budget.
Healthy Eating on a Budget
Potatoes are Nutritious
August 18, 2014Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap as many folks believe that they cause weight gain. Potatoes are considered a vegetable; however, because they are a starchy vegetable, it is recommended to eat only up to five cups a week based on a 2000 calorie diet. Every day we should strive to eat two and one half cups of vegetables.
August 4, 2014Rice is an economical food for family meals. It is a good source of energy, and can supply vitamins and minerals to the diet. It is generally classified as a grain, but in family meals it can be used as a cereal, as a substitute for potatoes, in soups, and as a dessert. The custom of throwing rice at weddings is a survival of the ancient Chinese religious belief that rice is the symbol of fertility.
June 4, 2014Summer is the season when vegetables are available. They are popping up at road side stands, farmers markets, maybe even your own backyard. It is a great time of year for enjoying vegetables and to introduce new vegetables to children.
June 4, 2014Many families with different cultures have different eating habits and manners when eating together at the table.
April 18, 2014At times cleaning products can be a bit pricy. Common and safe household ingredients such as plain soap, baking soda, and vinegar or lemon juice can be low cost ingredients for a number of household friendly recipes, including floor cleaner. Make your own cleaning solutions to “be green” and save money too.
Nutrition Links: Introduction to Nutrition Links /MyPlate
When: October 7, 2014Where: Danville, PA
Let's Move! Pennsylvania
When: October 8, 2014Where: State College, PA
Nutrition Links: Fix it Safe/Shop for Value, Check the Facts
When: October 14, 2014Where: Danville, PA
Nutrition Links: Choosing More Fruits and Vegetables/Making Smart Drink Choices
When: October 21, 2014Where: Danville, PA
Nutrition Links: Plan: Know What's for Dinner/Shop: Get the Best for Less-20141028
When: October 28, 2014Where: Danville, PA
Nutrition Links: Introduction to Nutrition Links
When: November 18, 2014Where: Phoenixville, PA
Nutrition Links: Fix It Safe
When: November 25, 2014Where: Phoenixville, PA