Nutrition and Food

Information on nutrition, diet and health, including healthy recipes, exercise, balancing fast food with smart choices, food safety, and getting enough nutrients and vitamins.

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Freezer to Crockpot Meals - Articles Articles

Freezer to Crockpot Meals

Debra Griffie, Ed.D., CHES

A time saving, nutritious way to bring the family together at mealtime. More
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A Step Beyond Kitchen Essentials - Articles Articles
Basic cooking tools will enable individuals to cook nearly any meal. Once the essentials are acquired, consider other worthy kitchen tools that will not only save time but expand your cooking experiences. More
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Eat Right, Live Right, Feel Right - Articles Articles
March is national nutrition month. Make each day count towards your health. More
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Leafy Greens for Health - Articles Articles

Leafy Greens for Health

Elaine S. Smith, MS, RD

Leafy greens offer great taste and beneficial nutrients. Follow these tips for preparation ideas and safe handling to ramp up your intake of dark green vegetables. More
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Eating Seasonally and Locally in the Winter - Articles Articles
Knowing the availability, varieties and culinary uses of winter vegetables and fruit makes it easier to purchase locally and helps support the local economy, our health and the planet. More
Nutrition Links: Check the Facts
Nutrition Links: Check the Facts - Workshops Workshops
Hands-on educational classes on nutrition through the Nutrition Links Program. Teaching people how to eat better for less. More
Legumes - Articles Articles


Frances Alloway, MA, RD, LDN

Legumes include beans, peas, and lentils and have many nutritional benefits. They are high in protein, dietary fiber and the B vitamin folate. More
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Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick - Articles Articles

Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

Katie Greenawalt, MS, CHES

What is your New Year's Resolution? More
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Make a Healthy Meal Bowl - Articles Articles

Make a Healthy Meal Bowl

Mandel Smith, MS

Meal bowls, power bowls, grain bowls are descriptions of a complete meal in a bowl. This easy meal option is becoming popular. Learn to make a healthy version at home with foods on hand. More
Everybody Walk Across PA Program Information 2019
Everybody Walk Across PA Program Information 2019 - Articles Articles
Join Penn State Extension in a free virtual walking program exploring the Natural Wonders of Pennsylvania. Walking will be reported April 1 - May 26. More
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Do You Need to Add Some Spice to Your Life? - Articles Articles

Do You Need to Add Some Spice to Your Life?

Lenelle Bear, Nina Hullet

Learn how to use spices to not only improve your food but your health. More
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The Newest Kitchen Gadgets - News News

The Newest Kitchen Gadgets


There are a variety of intriguing kitchen gadgets popular today. Are they worth the investment? Here are a few worth considering. More
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Nutrition Links - Workshops Workshops
Teaching people how to eat better for less. More
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The Onion Debate: Guest with Food Allergies - Articles Articles
It can be a challenge to cook for a guest with food allergies for the holidays and large gatherings. Learn several ways to make food safe during preparation and service. More
Snacks can Provide Healthy Nutritional Benefits - Articles Articles
Snacks are often viewed negatively because they can provide extra calories to a diet. However, when planned correctly, snacks can have positive nutritional benefits. More
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Cobblers, Crumbles and More - Articles Articles
Have you ever been confused by baked fruit desserts? More
Example of a local food school lunch at the School District of Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Devon Sundberg.
Farm to School Buyer Grower Meeting - Workshops Workshops
Incorporating Pennsylvania Produce into Child Nutrition Programs for school meals. More
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Creating Health and Nutrition: Selecting Cheese for Health - Articles Articles

Creating Health and Nutrition: Selecting Cheese for Health

Stacy Reed, MS, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Rayna Cooper

This fact sheet provides dietary tips and an overview of the nutrition information of cheese, explains why cheeses are so different, and briefly describes how cheese is manufactured. More
Family Meals Matter
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Family Meals Matter


Family meals offer benefits for health, nutrition, and family life More
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Sprouted Foods: To Sprout or To Doubt - Articles Articles
You may be wondering, what are sprouted foods? When a seed is in its growing process and starts to show signs of budding, it is considered a sprout. More
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Salt Through the Ages - Articles Articles
Learn how salt has impacted society in a variety of ways over the centuries. More
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Make-it-Yourself Pizza - Articles Articles

Make-it-Yourself Pizza

Mandel Smith, MS

What can beat having a pizza delivered right to your door in minutes? How about having a hot, healthy, delicious, pizza right from your oven in even less time. More
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Sheet Pan Meals - Articles Articles

Sheet Pan Meals

Dori Owczarzak, MS, RD, LDN

Cooking your whole meal on a single baking sheet is quick and easy. Sheet pan meals are a great alternative to classic one-pot recipes and allow for easy cleanup. More
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The Ketogenic Diet: Is It For You? - Articles Articles

The Ketogenic Diet: Is It For You?

Katie Greenawalt, MS, CHES, Sami Schug

The ketogenic or "keto" diet for weight loss is stirring up conversation in the nutrition community. Before deciding if this diet is for you, it is important to explore both sides of the issue. More
Food Waste: What You Can Do About It
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Food Waste: What You Can Do About It

Dori Owczarzak, MS, RD, LDN


Far too often, good food goes bad before we get the chance to eat it. This video highlights simple methods to reduce food waste and lower your grocery bill. More
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