Tips to eating wisely when celebrating the Fourth of July utilizing the US Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate.
What's the buzz about CSAs, community supported agriculture? It's an innovative way for growers and consumers to connect around locally-grown produce and food products.
Salads are becoming more popular as the go-to side dish for dinner and the healthy lunch option. Building a healthy salad begins with selecting healthy ingredients.
Prebiotics and Probiotics are functional components of foods that help keep our digestive system running smoothly! The good news is they are found in many of the foods we normally eat.
With the growing number of "milks" on the market, it can be confusing when deciding which to select. How do you know which is best for you nutritionally as well as taste and cost? Find out how they compare.
Tracking your food intake is a great tool for weight loss. It helps to create awareness of our eating patterns and helps us to identify causes for overeating.
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.
Penn State Extension is pleased to announce that it will be extending the Dining with Diabetes to residents of Cameron, Clarion, Crawford, Green, Indiana, McKean, Potter, and Venango Counties.
Penn State Extension Water Resource Team Members, Bryan Swistock and Jim Clark, offered a Pond Management Workshop on Thursday evening July 30, in Reynoldsville, PA, in Jefferson County. Thirty pond owners turned out for the presentation and many brought algae samples for identification.
PA CleanWays of McKean County, an affiliate of Keep PA Beautiful, sponsored a tire recycling event in Smethport, PA, on Saturday, July 25th, 2015. The group successfully removed 2,000 tires from the McKean County landscape.
Youth enjoyed trying new fruits and vegetables, physical activities, and setting up a business to cultivate their entrepreneurial skills.
Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States' upper Midwest, waterfowl are mingling, raising their young and instinctively preparing to migrate, some leaving as early as August. All spring and summer these wild birds have shared aquatic habitats, food supplies, brood-rearing responsibilities and likely something ominous—avian flu.
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, offered a Home Water and Septic System Management Workshop at the Jefferson County Conservation District Office on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Brookville, PA
Forty participants gathered Ken Comstock's trout pond to hear about various pond topics from aquatic weed control to fixing leaking ponds. Jim Clark also talked about harmful algal blooms.
Hundreds of McKean County Residents took advantage of this years electronic recycling event.
Experts aren't sure why Pennsylvania so far has been spared in the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza that has caused massive losses to the poultry industry in the Midwest. But it could be just a matter of time until the virus shows up in the Keystone State.
On May 27th and 28th , 25 students (grades 5 – 8) and adults attended educational programs at the Donald J. Comes Learning Center.
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, taught a session on aquatic invasive species to over 100 elementary school students in McKean County on Tuesday, May 19th, at Wildcat Park near Kane, PA.