WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

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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Give gifts that promote a healthy lifestyle

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Do you have a friend or family member who is a fitness fanatic or one you would like to lovingly nudge toward a healthier lifestyle?

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Sign up today for food protection management course

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Food service managers are encouraged to attend a food safety training program 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office, 206 S. State St., in Decatur.

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Turkey anytime: A recipe for turning leftovers into planned-overs

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Part of the pleasure of a Thanksgiving or other holiday meal is the aroma of a turkey baking in your oven.

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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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