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Providing the most up-to-date information on health and nutrition is my mission!
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Navigating a Day at the Fair a Healthy Way

Posted by Lisa Peterson -

Happy Illinois State Fair Week! When going to the fair being concerned about eating healthy is rarely a number one priority. Below are a few tips for a healthy trip for a day at the fair: Just like Grocery Shopping, Don't Arrive Ravenous. Eat before arriving at the fair. This may seem silly as many come to the state fair for the food, but eating beforehand decrea...

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Simple Sweet & A-MAIZE-ing

Posted by Lisa Peterson -

In the last few weeks there has been a booming increase of sweet corn at farmers markets, roadside stands, and even generous members of the community dropping off bags to the local health departments and extension offices. Availability of sweet corn in Illinois typically begins in late July through late September. Illinois is the second leading producer of corn in the United States, and the Uni...

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