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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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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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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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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! 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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DASH, Mediterranean and now the MIND Diet!

DASH, Mediterranean and now the MIND Diet! A new diet, known as the MIND diet, could significantly lower a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a paper published in March in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. The MIND diet has 15 dietary components, including 10 "brain-healthy food groups" — green leafy v...

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Cooking Meals at Home!

According to Rutgers Cooperative Extension, over the past few decades, Americans have been eating out more and cooking at home less often. If you have lost the zeal for cooking meals at home, don't fret! Have fun in the kitchen again! As summer changes to fall, set a goal to get back into your kitchen. Start by cooking at home two to three times a week. You will automatically enjoy the health b...

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Treat your heart to a cup of healthy soup!

Healthy Soup for a Strong Heart We are in the month of February, and that means American Heart Month! The message is to take extra care of our heart this month ! One suggestion is to become more aware of sodium for better heart health. The recommendation from the American Dietary Guidelines is to eat...

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Let it Dough!

Can you smell the bread baking in your oven? Making bread is easier than thought; the biggest investment besides ingredients is your time!  This investment saves money spent on bakery like breads and includes the family in a fun activity. This activity is also highly therapeutic and relaxing. Homemade bread is a gift enjoyed by all ages. Even though...

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Make a Healthy Valentines Dessert...Strawberry Crepes!

Hello everyone! It is that special time of year, where love fills the air…Valentine's Day is here. Try this inventive sweet idea for someone special in your life. Serve homemade crepes with a favorite topping. Use low-fat dairy to decrease saturated fat in your diet. Adding fruit provides a healthy option for high-calorie holiday desserts. Enjoy a delicious dessert on the heal...

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Meals for a Healthy Heart, learn about Triglycerides

February is American Heart Health Month .  Join our class, Meals for a Healthy Heart and learn about Triglycerides Locally, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality. Within Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties, 17% of residents, 65+ have been told they have cardiovascular disease. As many as 18% of residents, aged 65+ have been t...

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Valentines Day and American Heart Health Month, can the two be paired together?

Hearts can be seen everywhere in February. We celebrate Valentine's Day and American Heart Health Month. Together, the two celebrations are quite different, but both surround the heart! How can we be more heart healthy and eat chocolate? Can the two be paired together? Chocolate can fit within a healthful eating plan, enjoyed in moderation. Remember dark chocolate can contain many calor...

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Being active helps manage Type 2 Diabetes!

Get active! Being active helps those living with Type 2 Diabetes. The goal is 30 minutes a day for adults and 60 minutes for youth five days a week. Breaking activity down into 10-minute increments may be...

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