WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Safely keeping leftovers in the fridge

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By Tanya Davis

The first step in having safe leftovers is cooking the food safely.

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Is it done yet?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
By Tanya Davis

September is National Food Safety Education Month, so what better time to focus on the concept for ensuring the safety of your food?

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Extension office offers two food management courses

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Two classes pertaining to food safety will be offered by the Wise County Extension office during the month of September.

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5 days of 5 food groups lunches

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Last week we focused on the importance of breakfast for our school age children, but we don't want to forget about planning for a nutritious lunch as well.

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Breakfast builds better bodies

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Tanya Davis

It's that time of year again. School time. I hope that everyone's year got off to an exciting start.

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Finding and evaluating online resources

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Have you ever wondered about the validity of the online medical information?

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Healthy cooking school scheduled

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Grab your friends and join us for food and fun at the 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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Wise County Extension Office to host food handlers’ courses

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Tanya Davis

The Food Protection Management Training Program seeks to reduce the risk of food borne illness, and two classes pertaining to food safety will be offered by the Wise County Extension office during the month of August.

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Antioxidants: Why are they important?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals - molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation.

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Finding the best foods for fiber

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Tanya Davis

How much fiber should you eat in a day? According to the USDA Nutrient Database and Berkley Wellness, you should aim for 14 grams for every 1,000 calories you consume.

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Play it safe in the heat; Know the signs of heatstroke

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By Tanya Davis

As the summertime temperatures rise, we should take extra precautions to guard against overheating and the risk of heatstroke.

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Tips for making homemade ice cream

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Next week we will celebrate the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Celebrations come in many forms with fireworks and food surely included.

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Should I be taking a vitamin and mineral supplement?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Ultimately, you and your doctor should decide if you need to take vitamin supplements.

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The importance of using booster seats

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Unfortunately, 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.

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Backyard basics workshop to focus on jamming

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Tanya Davis

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

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4-Hers shine in consumer decision making project

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Eleven 4-Hers represented Wise County well during the recent 4-H Consumer Decision Making contest in Vernon.

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Practice safe canning this summer

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Tanya Davis

If your summer includes plans to can your home grown vegetables, I hope you also find time to test your pressure canner dial gauge.

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Grilling outdoors safely

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Tanya Davis

With graduation, Father's Day and many other summer activities approaching, many of you are sure to fire up the outdoor grill to help with food preparation.

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Upcoming food handler’s course open for sign-ups

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By Tanya Davis

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

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Ways to reduce cancer risks

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Tanya Davis

The word cancer strikes fear in 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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