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The Nutrition Nosh

Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, shares Nutrition and Wellness information and recipes to make life healthier!
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Walking For Health!

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When we took our first steps, it was an event!  Today, those steps are just as important.  For adults, 30 minutes of activity is recommended each day for healthy lifestyle management by the National Institute of Health.  Walking is taking a step in the right direction, it's easy and free! Getting those steps in is important!...

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Hot Weather

Keep yourself hydrated in the heat, take special precautions when managing diabetes.

It's hot out today! Go pour yourself a nice cool glass of water, today's topic is hydration and dehydration. We'll discuss hydration and daily health, signs of dehydrat...

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Tomorrow Is Today!

How easy it is to say "I'll get to that tomorrow" and before you know it, weeks, months and years have passed.  Developing sound goals is a roadmap for a successful journey. When writing goals, try S.M.A.R.T. goals. What is a S.M.A.R.T. goal? It is defined as one that is specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and time-bound. Using S.M.A.R.T. goals helps accomplish individual success...

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Summertime Food Safety Tips!

According to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), forgetting about food safety is a recipe for disaster. As we kick off summer, enjoy your picnic or barbecue without any uninvited guests! Follow these guidelines for food safety for your next event. Preparing: Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under running tap water before packing them in the c...

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Quiche – A Healthy Summertime Meal

Not always healthy, quiche could be a diet downfall! Prepared with heavy cream and cheeses and baked in a piecrust, there can be excessive calories and fat. With the University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Program, it is easy to adapt quiche to a healthy and delicious dish to share with family and friends! Primarily made of eggs, quiche is a one-dish meal made of protein...

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Check your Steps!

Check your Steps!

According to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), forgetting about food safety is a recipe for disaster. Did you know that one in six Americans could get sick from food poisoning this year alone? Food poisoning sends more than 100,000 Americans to the hospital each year. Use these four simple steps to keep you safe from food poisoning. Clean surfaces a...

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Diabetes

It's National Diabetes Awareness Month! Are you following your meal plan?

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month! Follow your diabetes meal plan Managing diabetes can be worrisome when you start to plan what you are going to eat. Feel assured that you can still eat favorite foods and create healthy menus that meet your needs. The key is variety and enjoying all the food groups. Learn more about the food groups...

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