WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Responding to stress

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Tanya Davis

We're just a few weeks into 2015, and I'm already hearing comments about being "stressed out."

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Fast food with slow cookers

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Tanya Davis

To make this cold weather a little more bearable for those of us who are warm-weather-minded, I hope you are utilizing your favorite soup and stew recipes.

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Weight loss diets: Which one is best for you?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Was your New Year's resolution to find a diet plan that will work for you?

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Soups and stews, A to Z

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Do you have a kinder, more adaptable friend in the food world than soup? Who soothes you when you are ill? Who warms you in the winter and cools you in the summer?

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Family fitness tips for the holidays

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
By Tanya Davis

As the outside temperature grows colder, it's easy to just cuddle up on the couch with a warm cup of hot cocoa, snacks and your favorite holiday movie.

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Save the date for Step Up and Scale Down

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Tanya Davis

This is the time of year when everyone seems to be saying to themselves "as soon as I get through the holidays, I am going to start eating better and exercising."

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Give gifts that promote a healthy lifestyle

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Do you have a friend or family member who is a fitness fanatic or one you would like to lovingly nudge toward a healthier lifestyle?

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Sign up today for food protection management course

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Food service managers are encouraged to attend a food safety training program 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office, 206 S. State St., in Decatur.

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Turkey anytime: A recipe for turning leftovers into planned-overs

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Part of the pleasure of a Thanksgiving or other holiday meal is the aroma of a turkey baking in your oven.

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Let’s Talk Turkey

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Tanya Davis

It's almost time to give thanks and feast on turkey with family and friends. Texas AgriLife Extension, Wise County wants to make sure that the turkey you serve produces only compliments, and not complaints.

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Festive foods can fit in diabetic menu plans

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Special occasions are made more special by the foods served. For people with diabetes, making wise menu choices can be a challenge and can make it difficult to enjoy festive occasions.

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Food handler’s course planned for next week

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by following simple food safety practices. To educate food service employees, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Wise County will offer the Food Protection Management Training Program next week.

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Preparing pumpkins to be used in recipes

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Tanya Davis

It's fall and thoughts turn to pumpkins and Halloween jack-o-lanterns. Young children can enjoy creating jack-o-lanterns by drawing the eyes and mouth on the pumpkin with markers, then the pumpkin is still safe for eating later.

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Friend to Friend: Staying healthy together

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Exhibits, vendors, food and information are all part of a Friend to Friend party that Wise County women are invited to attend 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in the Bridgeport Estates meeting room, 1481 Senior Place.

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Watching the waistline when eating out

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Americans love to eat out. Almost 46 cents of every food dollar is spent on food that is commercially prepared.

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Wise County well-represented at state convention

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Wise County Extension Education Clubs were represented at the annual Texas Extension Education Association State Convention Sept. 9-10 in Wichita Falls.

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Kids still not eating enough produce

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Recent studies reveal that many children still aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables.

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Food Safety Mythbusters to educate consumers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Tanya Davis

It's a question more than a few of us have faced. We pull a forgotten container of leftovers from the back of the refrigerator, stick our faces into it and inhale deeply.

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Healthy cooking school scheduled

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Grab your friends and join us for food and fun at the second annual Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School, which is hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Dinner Tonight Planning Coalition.

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Guidelines for effective discipline

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Tanya Davis

After what I hope was a fun-filled summer for all Wise County school-aged children, it's time to switch back to the routine that school days bring.

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