WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Practice safe grilling techniques

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Tanya Davis

With graduation, Father's Day and many other summer activities approaching, many of you will fire up the outdoor grill to prepare food for the celebrations.

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Decatur Eighters top Walk Across Texas contest

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Tanya Davis

The 21st annual Walk Across Texas is in the books.

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Take these simple steps to prevent skin cancer

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
By Tanya Davis

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. One in three Texans will be diagnosed with skin cancer at some point in their life.

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Simple changes can reduce cancer risk

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Tanya Davis

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

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Be prepared for the unexpected during a tornado

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Tanya Davis

It's tornado season, and it's a good idea to be prepared in case disaster strikes.

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Foods to avoid?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Tanya Davis

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

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Walkers are more than halfway around the world

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Tanya Davis

Twenty-three teams are participating in Wise County Extension's Walk Across Texas, an eight-week team fitness program

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Course to curb foodborne illnesses

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
By Tanya Davis

Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by following simple food safety practices.

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Tips for preparing hard-cooked eggs

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
By Tanya Davis

As 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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Health Fair is this weekend

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
By Tanya Davis

As you mark your calendars for the many activities taking place this spring, I would like to encourage you to make plans to attend the Wise County Health Fair.

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Cooking Well with Diabetes

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Tanya Davis

I am excited to announce a new opportunity available through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Wise County.

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Eat more fruits and veggies

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Tanya Davis

In Texas, three out of four deaths are attributed to a chronic disease.

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Get ready for Walk Across Texas

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
By Tanya Davis

We continue to look at reasons we should all participate in the upcoming Walk Across Texas program, which kicks off Monday.

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Jumpstart exercise routine by walking

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Tanya Davis

Exercise is something most of us love to hate. But there is good news - walking is one of the safest and easiest ways to get the required amount of physical activity we need each week.

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20th annual Walk Across Texas begins soon

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Tanya Davis

Through a modest increase in daily activity, most Americans can improve their health.

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Food storage tips

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Tanya Davis

Have you looked - really looked - at the foods in your kitchen cupboards lately? Is it time to bid some foods a fond farewell? Can you "revive" some aging foods so they still can be used?

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Fast food with slow cookers

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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/stew recipes.

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Pick a diet plan that’s right for you

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Tanya Davis

Was your New Year's resolution to find a diet plan that will work for you? As you consider diet plans, be careful not to choose a fad diet.

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Sign up for food handlers’ class in Decatur

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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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Step Up and Scale Down with new 12-week program

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Tanya Davis

As the time draws closer to setting those New Year's resolutions or goals for the year, you may want to consider our online Step Up and Scale Down, A Healthy You 2018, which is a 12-week weight management program to help with your efforts.

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