WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Sign up for protein challenge

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Tanya Davis

We hear about protein everywhere nowadays. It is one of the hottest topics in nutrition due to its increasing popularity in food products and the media.

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Start the school year off right

Wednesday, August 18, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Can you believe kids will be starting school next week? Summer has flown by, and it's time to get back into a daily routine.

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Learn how to make quick, healthy meals

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Tanya Davis

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

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Detoxing with a balanced diet

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Tanya Davis

From time to time I hear someone mention that they have either fasted or gone on a restricted diet to "detox" and, of course, to lose a lot of weight relatively quickly.

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Enjoying Texas produce in summer recipes

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Tanya Davis

How fortunate for us that Texas is one of the largest producers of fresh fruits and vegetables, which makes our choices almost endless. This fact is important because of their high nutritional value.

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Cool dinner options in the hot summer

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Tanya Davis

With the current economy and the return of escalating summertime temperatures, no one wants to spend extra energy dollars cooling a hot kitchen.

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Protect your skin from the summer sun

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Tanya Davis

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

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Beware of the signs and symptoms of heatstroke

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Tanya Davis

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

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How to remove odors caused by spoiled food in a refrigerator

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Many of us have experienced the unpleasant consequences caused by spoiled food when a refrigerator or freezer shuts off because of a power failure.

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Backyard Basics workshop to focus on jamming

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Tanya Davis

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

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Fathers play critical role in development of children

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Father's Day is Sunday, June 21. You may wonder why there is a day set aside for fathers.

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AgriLife Extension to offer food handler’s course

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
By Tanya Davis

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

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Choosing the right insect repellent

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Has anyone besides me noticed that the spring rains have brought more than just water to replenish the earth? My family has already experienced an influx of mosquitos and ticks around the house.

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Grilling outdoors safely

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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 for the celebrations.

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Eating healthy on a budget

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Does your budget make you want to eat peanut butter and Ramen noodles?

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Three ways to reduce cancer risk

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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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Prevent laundry from mildewing

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Laundry - nobody's favorite task. However, it's even more difficult when stains won't come out in the wash. What should you do?

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Prepare for unexpected during tornado season

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Tanya Davis

It's tornado season, but hopefully Wise County residents will not face such a storm.

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Work of local women recognized at TEEA conference

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Six Wise County Extension Education members represented Wise County at the District 3 Texas Extension Education Association Conference March 31 in Vernon.

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Make plans to attend Texas Community Futures Forum

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Tanya Davis

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Wise County Extension Leadership Advisory Board will hold the Texas Community Futures Forum 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the main lecture hall at Weatherford College Wise County.

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