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Coconut Oil: Why All the Excitement?
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Coconut Oil: Why All the Excitement?

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Saturated fats raise the “bad cholesterol” (LDL, or low-density lipoprotein), which may lead to atherosclerosis (heart attacks and strokes). More
Curriculum: Totally Veggies
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Curriculum: Totally Veggies

Dori Owczarzak, MS, RD, LDN, Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Frances Alloway, MA, RD, LDN

Totally Veggies is a curriculum designed for educators to encourage individuals and families to eat more vegetables and increase the varieties that they choose for better health. More
'Abion' strawberries and 'Polka' (left) and 'Josephine' raspberries (right) at Penn State's High Tunnel facility.
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Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) High and Low Tunnel Berry Project Update #1—information on growing strawberries and raspberries in containers. More
Save Money on Your Food Bills
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Save Money on Your Food Bills

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

Food bills fluctuate according to the number of trips to the grocery store and number of times eating out. More
Reduce Your Food Waste
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Reduce Your Food Waste

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

If you find yourself throwing out food that you think isn’t safe to eat, you may be throwing money away. More
Potatoes are Nutritious
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Potatoes are Nutritious

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

Potatoes are considered a vegetable. Because they are a starchy vegetable, it is recommended to eat less than five cups a week based on a 2,000 calorie diet. More
"Mr. Beans" by Kenneth Leung on flickr.com CC BY 2.0
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Meatless Mondays

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

Looking to save some money on your food bill? Keep dinners on Monday meatless. More
Salt by Leonid Mamchenkov on flickr.com CC BY 2.0
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Lower the Salt and Save Money

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hypertension, or high blood pressure affects one out of every three adults. More
Keep Your Calcium Up
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Keep Your Calcium Up

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

Is the word milk in your or your family’s daily vocabulary? Do you know how much calcium you or your child needs everyday to maintain or grow healthy bones? More
Mandarin Oranges by Geoff Peters CC BY 2.0
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Is it a Mandarin or Tangerine?

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

A recent conversation about whether it was a tangerine, or a mandarin orange led me to look up a few interesting facts about citrus fruits. More
Teach Children How to Wash Hands
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How to Fight off the Flu

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

Grouping children together in a classroom may spread germs and get children sick. Adults catch it from their kids and the flu season is back! What can you do? Here are a few tips. More
Feeding Picky Eaters
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Do You Have a Picky Eater?

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

Picky eaters don’t have to always be young; some are teenagers as well as adults! Here are a few tips to help introduce new foods to children, grandchildren, teenagers and adults. More
Cleaning products
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Cleaning Products for Less

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

Cleaning products can be a bit pricey. Make your own cleaning solutions to “be green” and save money too. More
Rice, in a Different Light
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Rice, in a Different Light

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

Rice is an economical food for family meals. It is a good source of energy, and can supply vitamins and minerals to the diet. More
Family Mealtimes
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Family Mealtimes

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

Many families with different cultures have different eating habits and manners when eating together at the table. More
Buy Fresh at the Market
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Buy Fresh at the Market

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

Spring, summer and or fall are great times of the year for enjoying farm fresh vegetables and to introduce new vegetables to children. More