It’s the season for graduations, family reunions, and many other outdoor activities. Check out the link below for information on keeping your food safe while cooking outdoors. Safe Summer Grilling – eXtension.
ENERGY is another word for calories. Whenever you eat or drink, ENERGY is coming IN. Your body is also constantly working, so ENERGY is going OUT. BALANCE is when the same amount of energy is going IN as is going OUT. Weight Gain = more IN than OUT Weight Loss = more OUT than IN […]
Red meat, although high in iron and many other nutrients, is a significant source of saturated fat, the fat linked to heart disease. The reality is that all beef has a combination of fats. Grass-fed beef may have a nutritional advantage with an improved ratio of heart-healthy fats compared to grain-fed beef. The Nutrition Journal reviewed […]
Childhood obesity has been in the news a lot recently, as First Lady Michelle Obama takes it on as her signature issue. This is indeed a problem as we have seen a steady rise over the past years. Consider these stats from the Center for Disease Control: “Data from NHANES surveys (1976–1980 and 2003–2006) show that the […]
Many health issues have a connection to the foods that we eat. Obesity is one risk factor, which is related to heart disease, cancer and diabetes. By preparing our foods at home, we have control over the ingredients we use. We can change recipes to make them healthier by reducing the amount of fat, sugar, […]
With March around the corner, and in promotion of National Nutrition Month I’d like to encourage involving children of all ages in the kitchen. When we work together as a family to put a meal on the table it helps everyone to have a sense of responsibility. As a part of the family, everyone has […]