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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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
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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
Family Meals Matter - News News

Family Meals Matter

09/13/2018

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

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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
Using Social Support to Help Our Healthy Behavior Goals
Using Social Support to Help Our Healthy Behavior Goals - Articles Articles
Social support from friends and family in the form of offering encouragement, establishing connection, providing accountability, and modeling has been shown to help improve healthy behaviors. More
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Kombucha: What's the Buzz About Fermented Tea? - Articles Articles
Kombucha is an ancient beverage made by fermenting sweetened black or green tea with added bacteria and yeast to create an effervescent beverage that has gone mainstream. More
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Using Social Support to Help Reach Our Healthy Behavioral Goals - Articles Articles
Making healthy lifestyle choices is easier when you feel connected to the people around you. This fact sheet provides tips for using social support to help you reach healthy behavior goals. More
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Mindfull or Mindful? - Articles Articles

Mindfull or Mindful?

Katie Greenawalt, MS, CHES

This article explains what mindfulness is, details mindfulness meditation, gives the major benefits of mindfulness, and provides examples of ways to be more mindful every day. More
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Finding and Keeping Motivation for Your Good Health - Articles Articles

Finding and Keeping Motivation for Your Good Health

Laurie Weinreb-Welch, MPH, MCHES

Many factors can improve our motivation to participate in regular physical activity. This fact sheet explains how to make your activity goals SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely). More
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Nutrigenomics 101 - Articles Articles

Nutrigenomics 101

Rebecca Graham

In the future, everyone may have a specialized diet plan to prevent disease and promote good health all based on your own unique DNA profile! More
Walnuts for brain health.
Benefits of Omega-3's on the Aging Brain - Articles Articles
Eating the right foods will keep your brain healthy throughout your lifespan. More
Youth Cooking Skills Predict Healthier Adults and Families
Youth Cooking Skills Predict Healthier Adults and Families - News News
New research shows when 18-24 year olds believe their cooking skills are very adequate, this predicts healthful eating patterns 10 years later for them and their families. More
Master Health and Wellness Volunteer Program
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Learn the basics of healthy eating, including nutrition, meal preparation and food safety. Prepare to be a health and wellness volunteer educator. More
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Glow from the Inside Out: The Beauty of Healthy Eating - Articles Articles
We know fruits and vegetables are good for our insides. Read this article to find out how they can give your outside a glowing boost too! More
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Nonfat Dry Milk - Is it on the Comeback? - News News
Nonfat dry milk (NFDM) was first invented in 1802. It’s amazing that more than 200 years later, we are still using it in a variety of ways. More
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A Closer Look at Antioxidants - Articles Articles

A Closer Look at Antioxidants

Whitney DePowell, MPH, MCHES

How super are "super foods?" Learn more about antioxidants, free radicals, and the health benefits of these foods. More
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Eating Better on a Budget - News News

Eating Better on a Budget

05/02/2018

Get the most for your budget! There are many ways to save money on the foods that you eat. More
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Make Your Own Sanitizing Solution - News News
When was the last time you sanitized your kitchen sink? Keeping food safe involves more than keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold. More
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