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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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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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It's National Diabetes Awareness Month! Do you know your ABC's?

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month! Know your ABC's for managing diabetes! Remember the saying "all I really need to know I learned in kindergarten?" Those ABC's were important! When managing diabetes, it's as easy as knowing your ABC's. According to National Institute of Health, knowing your diabetes ABCs will help you manage blood g...

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Diabetes

It's National Diabetes Awareness Month! What are the types of Diabetes?

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, living with diabetes can be a challenge to manage every day. Each November, we observe National Diabetes Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on Americans. The rate of persons diagnosed with diabetes is approaching 12% locally as compared to approxima...

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Enjoy the season of Fall actively!

Get your 30 minutes a day of activity and  enjoy the season of Fall! Fall weather, cool and crisp in the morning and beautiful 70's in the afternoons! Take advantage by getting some fall activity. Spend some of your valuable time taking a walk after dinner Attend a local farmers market Have some family fun at a local orchard Rake leaves and g...

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