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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Water is the healthiest thirst quencher, with zero calories
Creating Health and Nutrition - Rethink Your Drink - Articles Articles
This article in the Creating Health and Nutrition series explains the importance of making smart beverage choices to stay hydrated and healthy. More
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The Ketogenic Diet: Is It For You? - Articles Articles
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

6:52

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
Cooking Institute: To Everything There is a Season
Cooking Institute: To Everything There is a Season - Workshops Workshops
$20.00
Join us for the final session of the Cooking Institutes as we share food and fond memories. 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
Master Health and Wellness Volunteer Program - Online Courses Online Courses
$125.00
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

Glow from the Inside Out: The Beauty of Healthy Eating

Jessica McCoppin, MPH, Jessica McCoppin, MPH

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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Garden Craft - News News

Garden Craft

05/01/2018

Are you planning to start a garden this spring? Garden arts and crafts are a fun way to make your garden beautiful. More
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Encouraging Kids to Eat New Vegetables - News News
Trying new vegetables can be very difficult for kids. Textures and colors could be barriers for your child. More
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Are You Ready for the Vegetable Challenge? - News News
If you have tried five or more of these vegetables, do you think you could try more? More
Protein Supplements: Are They for You?
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Protein Supplements: Are They for You?

Nancy Routch, RD, LDN, Erica Hill

7:47

In this video, you will learn what protein is, why people take protein supplements, the various protein requirements, the pros and cons of taking protein, and the sources of protein found in protein supplements. More
Foodborne Illness Symptoms, USDA
Long Term Health Consequences of a Foodborne Illness - Articles Articles
With 1 in 6 Americans developing food poisoning each year, or more accurately foodborne illness, it is not something to be taken lightly! More
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Spring Cleaning for your Refrigerator and Pantry - News News
Spring is a great time to deep clean your refrigerator and pantry. More
Cooking Institute: Beans, Beans, Beans
Cooking Institute: Beans, Beans, Beans - Workshops Workshops

Cooking Institute: Beans, Beans, Beans

Multiple Options Available

$20.00
A monthly cooking class that features seasonal topics, each highlighted by the fruits and vegetables of that season, or topics suggested by participants. More
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