University of Illinois Extension

Archives for March 2012

March 29, 2012

Host Richard Hentschel speaks with nutrition and wellness educator Laura Barr about what to do for exercising when we are not outside gardening, especially during the winter months. Besides just burning the calories, there are other good benefits from excercising.

 
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March 22, 2012

Richard Hentschel interviews Extension Educator Laura Barr and discusses messages from the National Nutrition Month champaign. One of the catchy messages this year is "Get Your Plate in Shape." Laura talks about the health benefits of both fruits and vegetables and the need to either add or increase fruits and vegetables on our dinner plates.

 
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March 15, 2012

Richard Hentschel discusses National Nutrition Month with Laura Barr, Extension Educator in nutrition and family wellness. It all started in 1973 with a week long awareness campaign that today covers the entire month of March. Laura talks about the what NNM focuses on for the month: making good food choices and physical activity. Laura's take away message was start with changing one or two parts of your diet and exercise.

 
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March 8, 2012

Richard Hentschel interviews Dru Banks, Extension nutrition and wellness educator about the new version of the Food Pyramid called MyPlate. The MyPlate program is easier to understand than the old pyramid was and is displayed graphcially as a plate with pie cuts in proportion to how many servings of different food groups should be eaten on a daily basis.

 
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March 1, 2012

Richard Hentschel interviews Dru Banks, Extension nutrition and wellness educator about what a food vendor needs to know with the new Cottage Food Act, including the upper limit to what a family can earn and the resonsibilities of selling home made food goods at a farmers market.

 
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