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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Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You Program
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Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You Program

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You program information for face-to-face and online classes. More
Dining with Diabetes in Spanish
Dining with Diabetes in Spanish - Workshops Workshops

Dining with Diabetes in Spanish

04/28/2018

Lancaster, PA

$5.00
The Dining With Diabetes program helps people with type 2 diabetes identify and understand important information about managing and preventing this disease. More
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Washing Food: Does it Promote Food Safety? - News News
Should we wash our food? The answer depends on the type of food. Some foods are recommended to be washed, others are not. More
Peanuts for Heart Health
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Peanuts for Heart Health

02/09/2018

Peanuts have nutrition, heart health, and environmental benefits More
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In the Kitchen - News News

In the Kitchen

02/09/2018

Here are some abbreviations to remember when you are reading recipes More
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Buying Fruits and Vegetables on a Budget - News News
We may look at buying vegetables and fruits for our families to eat but they can seem too expensive. More
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Bulgur - What is it? - News News

Bulgur - What is it?

02/09/2018

Bulgur is not a food found frequently on shopping lists. However, it is a whole grain. Most Americans consume enough grains, but only a few are whole grains. More
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Does Spinach Fit the Top 2018 Diets? - News News
Recently the media has reported on the best diets for 2018. The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) ranked at the top of the list! More
Everybody Walk PA Program Information 2018
Everybody Walk PA Program Information 2018 - Articles Articles
Join Penn State Extension in a FREE virtual walking program exploring the counties of PA. Walking will be reported April 2nd - May 27th More
Nutrition Links: PA Tracks Nutrition Links: PA Tracks - Workshops

Nutrition Links: PA Tracks

Multiple Options Available

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Pennsylvania Nutrition Education TRACKS is a community-based nutrition education program for individuals/families who receive/eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. More
vegetable soup
Making Winter Comfort Foods Healthier - Articles Articles
Creamy soups and casseroles are delicious but often made with high fat ingredients. Find out how make adjustments to keep the taste and texture appealing. More
Fresh ginger root
The Zing of Ginger Root - Articles Articles

The Zing of Ginger Root

Suzanne Weltman

Ginger root has an ancient history of medicinal use and diverse culinary traditions. More
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, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Saturated fats raise the “bad cholesterol” (LDL, or low-density lipoprotein), which may lead to atherosclerosis (heart attacks and strokes). More
Sprouting the Truth About Sprouted Grains
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Sprouting the Truth About Sprouted Grains

Stacy Reed, MS, Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Grains that can be sprouted include any viable seed, such as alfalfa, clover, corn, whole-grain wheat, barley, rye, millet, rice, and oats. More
Lifestyle Patterns for Mind Health
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Lifestyle Patterns for Mind Health

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Diet, exercise, sleep, and mental acuity are the most prominent lifestyle factors influencing the heart and brain. More
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