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.
Jeannette Area School District has approved “Young Lungs at Play” signs to be posted at McKee tennis and basketball courts located at the high school, McKee Elementary Playground, and the McKee Stadium.
This year's rabbit school held at St. Vincent College was well attended.
The Westmoreland County 4-H Gears Compete at FIRST Robotics Challenge.
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.
Local dairy processors have won a number of national awards for exceptional milk quality, which is the result of dairy producers striving to manage their farms in ways that prioritize animal health and good milking practices.
4-H Leaders were trained to teach Quality Animal Management to the Westmoreland County 4-H Members.
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.
Latrobe Women's, Infants and Children office accepted an award basket on behalf of the WIC staff from Penn State Extension Tobacco Cessation Educator to reward their work encouraging pregnant women and women with children to cut down and to stop smoking.
Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. With funding from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher project the Penn State Start Farming team is offering study circles, courses and “Models for the Future” demonstration plots.
County Commissioners Charles Anderson and Ted Kopas accepted from Esther Ulery, Extension Tobacco Prevention Educator, a Certificate of Recognition from the Secretary of the PA Department of Health.
On September 11th and 12th, educators from Allegheny, Westmoreland and Beaver Counties filled the classroom at The Penn State Center Pittsburgh, where they received underwater robotics training from U.S. Naval STEM professionals and Engineers from Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory.
Until recently there has been a "glitch" at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. Thanks to a joint effort the Smoking Area has been moved!
The Monessen WIC office received recognition from Penn State Extension for their work in encouraging pregnant women and women with children to cut down and to stop smoking.