WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Sweet potatoes among holiday favorites

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Tanya Davis

At my mother's Thanksgiving dinner this week one of my contributions will be Sweet Potato Holiday Casserole.

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Let’s talk turkey

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Tanya Davis

It's almost time to give thanks and feast on turkey with family and friends. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Wise County wants to make sure that the turkey you serve produces only compliments, and not complaints, by encouraging you to follow four simple steps to food safety - clean, separate, cook and chill.

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All about apples

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Tanya Davis

It's apple season! These days, there are so many varieties of apples available that you may be wondering which variety to buy.

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Tips for a healthier Halloween

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Trunk or treat and Halloween activities are festive days that kids enjoy because they get dressed up and get treats. But for health-conscious parents, these days can be tricky.

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Pumpkin parfait is better choice

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Pumpkin pie tastes great this time of year and is also an excellent source of nutrients.

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Trim the fat

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Meat and poultry can be valuable sources of protein and other important nutrients, but they can also be sources of unhealthy saturated fat.

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Extension Education Club attends state conference

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Wise County Extension Education Clubs were represented by Linda Hood, Janice Millican, Bobbie Ashley and Dixie Range of the Greenwood Extension Education Club at the annual Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) state convention in Plano Sept. 13-14.

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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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