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Plan and prepare to pack your lunch.
February 16, 2017

Whether your goal is to save time or money, eat nutritious foods, or maintain a healthy weight, packing your lunch will aid you with each of these.

 Philadelphia Skyline 2008 by Ed Yakovich Wikimedia/public
February 10, 2017

The first step can be the hardest one to take. Here are some tips and information on the Everybody Walk PA program to help get you motivated for exercise.

Master Gardener class of 2016
February 1, 2017

26 York County residents have just completed a series of extensive classes toward their certification as Penn State Master Gardeners.

February 1, 2017

Perhaps you have been thinking about going Mediterranean, with all the recent support for the healthfulness of this way of eating. It's not so difficult as you may think - try some of these tips to get started!

Three shades of citrus beauty by Robynlou Kavanagh/ CC0 BY 2.0
January 24, 2017

The fresh berries have diminished and the citrus fruits are starting to come into season. Citrus fruits include grapefruit, oranges, mandarin oranges, lemons, and limes. They are at their peak of availability during the winter season.

Overnight Oatmeal by CC0 BBY 2.0
January 17, 2017

One Choose MyPlate message for consumers is to make half of your plate whole grains. Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products.

Dried black-eyed peas.
January 13, 2017

Many cultures have customs and traditions centered on food. To celebrate health and well-being for the new year, beans and greens are symbolic menu items full of good taste and nutrition .

Slow cooker by Br3nda/ CC0 BBY 2.0
January 10, 2017

Slow cookers have been updated with travel locks and automatic warm settings but the basic slow cooker is still available. Slow cookers make meal planning easier any time of year.

 Avocados with other fruits and vegetables by USDA/ CC0 BY 2.0
January 7, 2017

Buying vegetables in the winter months can be expensive. Often I hear people say “my food bill would go sky high if I bought all the vegetables that my family and I should eat in a day.” But with a few shopping tips it can be done in the winter months without breaking your budget.

Source: Penn State Extension
January 6, 2017

Citrus fruit can be found in the market throughout the year and come in several varieties. They are very nutritious and an especially good source of vitamin C and other nutrients. Add excitement to winter meals and snacks with a burst of citrus flavor.

Healthy Holiday Baking
December 30, 2016

Bake up some holiday cheer with a little less guilt this holiday season.

December 23, 2016

The risk of getting a food-borne illness can occur by tasting or sampling raw ingredients that require a cooking (heating) process. Avoid taste sampling the product during the preparation of the recipe in which raw ingredients are combined and the final product must be fully cooked.

Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark with Pomegranate and Dark Chocolate
December 16, 2016

Learn to balance your holiday calories to avoid future bulges by offering great food favorites and physical activity with a game plan in mind.

Homemade Granola with Peaches
December 13, 2016

Holidays can be a time for bringing a focus to healthy eating and activity. Pinpoint 12 days of the season and try these ideas for incorporating health in the gifts you give, the recipes you prepare, and in your daily choices of activities, meals and snacks!

December 5, 2016

This festive time of year can be a challenge to even the most disciplined person, but they can be extra challenging for those with diabetes.

Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA/ARS Image Library
November 25, 2016

Making sense of diet recommendations in the news media can be frustrating and confusing. Getting to the science base behind the message is important.

Partnership for Food Safety Education
November 20, 2016

As the holiday season approaches, millions of Americans will be prepping, cooking, eating and cleaning up holiday feasts. With all the hustle and bustle that surround these events, sometimes food safety can take a back seat.

November 4, 2016

As you are getting ready to go hunting, there are three things about caring for and preserving game meat that should be stressed.

Photo by Scott Bauer. US Department of Agriculture. Large white turkey female.
October 31, 2016

Cage free, non-GMO, natural, fresh, antibiotic free, range free, organic - oh my! What does it all mean when it comes to purchasing your Thanksgiving turkey?

photo credit: Lenelle Roberts
October 24, 2016

There is a chill in the air and that can mean just one thing- it's soup season! From family favorites like Minestrone to new classics such as butternut squash there is a soup you and your family can enjoy this time of year.