WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

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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Making fruits and vegetables the easy choice

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Tanya Davis

In Texas, three out of four deaths are attributed to a chronic disease. However, studies show an intake of at least 2 1/2 cups of vegetables and fruits per day as part of a healthy eating plan can reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases.

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Get your free credit report

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Every year about this time, I remind you to consider accessing your free credit report.

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Save the date: Wise County Health Fair

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Tanya Davis

As you mark your calendars for the many activities this spring, I would like to encourage you to attend the Wise County Health Fair 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Reducing sodium in canned beans: easier than 1-2-3

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Have you been leery about purchasing canned food due to the sodium content?

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Walking: the best exercise for diabetes

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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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Food handler’s course set for this month

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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. Food service employees and those who operate a cottage food business can attend a two-hour food handler’s class 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. […]

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Responding to stress

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Tanya Davis

We're just a few weeks into 2015, and I'm already hearing comments about being "stressed out."

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Fast food with slow cookers

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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 and stew recipes.

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Weight loss diets: Which one is best for you?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Tanya Davis

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

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Soups and stews, A to Z

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Do you have a kinder, more adaptable friend in the food world than soup? Who soothes you when you are ill? Who warms you in the winter and cools you in the summer?

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Family fitness tips for the holidays

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
By Tanya Davis

As the outside temperature grows colder, it's easy to just cuddle up on the couch with a warm cup of hot cocoa, snacks and your favorite holiday movie.

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Save the date for Step Up and Scale Down

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Tanya Davis

This is the time of year when everyone seems to be saying to themselves "as soon as I get through the holidays, I am going to start eating better and exercising."

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