WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

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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Freezing sandwiches makes lunch prep easier

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Tanya Davis

As school starts, many parents face the dilemma of what to pack for lunch. What can I pack that won't spoil by lunchtime and contains a well-balanced selection of healthy foods that my child will eat?

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Alvord Cares provides food, cooking instruction

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Alvord Cares was formed three years ago to provide healthy meals and adequate nourishment for Alvord school children during the summer months.

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Six ideas for low-sugar drinks

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Tanya Davis

We've been hearing it for years, and I believe most consumers would agree: Sugary drink portion sizes have risen dramatically in the last 40 years, and children and adults are drinking more soft drinks than ever.

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Choosing fruit as a summertime treat

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Many of us love having ice cream, especially in the summer, but sometimes we need to be reminded that fresh fruit is a smarter choice to satisfy a summertime sweet tooth.

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Drying herbs for practical food preservation

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Odessa Appel

Looking for a way to live a more natural lifestyle through foods? Want to save money or have a fun project to work on?

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Vitamin and mineral supplements can be beneficial

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Ultimately, you and your doctor should decide if you need to take vitamin supplements. However, here are some factors you may want to consider before talking with your doctor.

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High calorie drinks derail diets

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Tanya Davis

When we think about how many calories we are consuming, we sometimes leave out the calories that we consume as beverages.

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The importance of using booster seats

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Seat belts do not come in one-size-fits-all. In fact, the seat belt that is designed to save an adult's life in a crash does not fit a young child, and the poor fit of the seat belt can actually cause serious injuries or even death during a crash.

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Workshop focuses on canning, jamming

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Tanya Davis

An abundance of homegrown fruits and vegetables often triggers the desire to can foods at home.

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June 20 deadline to sign up for food handler’s course

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Food-borne illnesses can be prevented by following simple food safety practices. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Wise County provides a Food Protection Management Training Program that seeks to reduce the risk of food-borne illness.

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Gear up for grilling season

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Tanya Davis

As the weather gets warmer and summer approaches, people spend more time on outdoor activities, including cooking. This is a great time to think about fun and tasty ways to grill foods safely.

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AgriLife Extension honors Wise County commissioners

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Tanya Davis

This month the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service joins other Cooperative Extension services around the United States in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act on May 8, 1914.

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Lifestyle choices can fight cancer

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Tanya Davis

The word "cancer" strikes fear into our lives - fear, because we all know of friends or family members who have dealt with the disease, and we are afraid that we, too, could be a victim.

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Greenwood EE members attend conference

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Six Wise County Extension Education members represented the county at the District 3 Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) Conference April 22 in Haskell.

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Should you avoid certain foods?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Have you ever seen the website ads that say, "Never eat these foods"?

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Creating the perfect deviled egg

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Tanya Davis

As the celebration of Easter draws near, many of you may be preparing hard-cooked eggs for Easter egg hunts or your favorite deviled egg dish.

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