WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Know your beef: cuts best for smoker, grill

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Nothing is worse than grilling a steak, enjoying the aroma as it cooks and then barely being able to cut through it with your best steak knife.

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Is your child buckled correctly?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Tanya Davis

There are rear-facing car seats, forward-facing car seats, belt-positioning booster seats and high back booster seats.

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Prepare for the unexpected during tornado season

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Tanya Davis

It's tornado season, and hopefully one of these violent storms will not strike Wise County this year. However, it is always smart to be prepared for the unexpected by preparing a home tornado plan.

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Sign up for food handlers training

Wednesday, April 6, 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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Get your free credit report

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Tanya Davis

It's that time of year when I remind you to consider accessing your free credit report.

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Save the date: Wise County Health Fair

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By Tanya Davis

As you mark your calendars for the many activities taking place this spring, I would like to encourage you to attend the Wise County Health Fair scheduled for Saturday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Walking: the best exercise for diabetes

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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 that we need each week.

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Killing ourselves with convenience

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Tanya Davis

This week we begin to look at reasons we should all participate in the upcoming Walk Across Texas program. Kickoff is Monday, March 21.

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Smart uses for your tax refund

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Tanya Davis

A tax refund is always a welcome bonus. Whether it's $300 or $3,000, the way you use that money can have a real impact on your personal and financial well-being.

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Join Walk Across Texas and get active

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Tanya Davis

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

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Food handler’s course available

Wednesday, February 10, 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 Training Program that seeks to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

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Counties team up to give child care conference

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Wise County is teaming up with surrounding counties to offer child care providers with inclusive child care training 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Gainesville.

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Responding to stress in the best way

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Tanya Davis

According to the American Psychiatric Association "one-third of Americans are living with extreme stress.

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Fast food with slow cookers

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Tanya Davis

It's 5:30 p.m. What's for dinner?

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Extension Service offers volunteer opportunities

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Folks in Wise County exhibited a spirit of generosity and loving-kindness during the holiday season.

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Weight-loss diets: which one is the best for you?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Was your New Year's resolution to find a diet plan that will work for you?

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New rules for food handlers on the way

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Tanya Davis

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

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How to make healthy and fun holiday treats

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Have you noticed that many of the foods we enjoy during the holidays are not healthy? Think about the treats that are made out of candy, cookies and frostings that are put together in the shape of turkeys, pilgrim hats and snowmen.

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10 tips to keep holiday weight off your hips

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
By Tanya Davis

The holidays are here! Halloween candy and Thanksgiving feasts are behind us, but Christmas and New Year's Eve are still to come.

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Sweet potatoes bring nutrients to the Thanksgiving table

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
By Tanya Davis

One of my contributions to my mother's Thanksgiving dinner will be Sweet Potato Holiday Casserole, which was a favorite at a recent Cooking Well with Diabetes class.

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