University of Illinois Extension

Archives for December 2012

December 27, 2012

Host Richard Hentschel talks with Drusilla Banks, Nutrition and Wellness Educator on some common sense new years resolutions. Resolutions should be those that can be done consistently and become routine. Diets are always popular, but should not mean taking away your favorites. Dru talks about taking a smaller portion instead. It is really easy to consume too much protein and not get enough fruits and vegetables. A ten inch dinner plate also helps us control our portions.

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December 20, 2012

Host Richard Hentschel talks with Drusilla Banks, Nutrition and Family Wellness Educator about food safety during the holidays. Holiday Food Safety is always a big concern and especially when family and friends gather during the holidays and there is so much food out during meal times. Drusilla Banks, Nutrition and Wellness Educator is the guest and talks about different ways to display your holiday dishes safely while family and friends are filling their plates and what to do with the leftovers.

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December 13, 2012

Host Richard Hentschel talks with Drusilla Banks Food and Nutrition Educator about sending and receiving food gift baskets. Not everything in the basket should be stored the same, fruit is different than nuts and both are very different that a food gift that is shipped frozen. Dru suggests alerting the recipient that a gift basket is being sent and that it needs immediate care. Fruit baskets should be opened and fruits sorted out and each type fruit should be stored in the best conditions for each fruit.

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December 6, 2012

Richard Hentschel, Host, talks with Drusilla Banks on candle care. We know about keeping our Christmas trees moist to prevent a potential fire, but candles can be just as deadly if lit and left unattended. Pillar candles can often be more troublesome because we often do not manage them properly.

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