WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

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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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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