WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

How long can you safely keep leftovers in the refrigerator?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Tanya Davis

The first step in having safe leftovers is cooking the food safely. Use a food thermometer to make sure that the food is cooked to a safe, minimum internal temperature.

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Preparing for the unexpected

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Tanya Davis

There are continuous reminders that disasters can happen at any time and any place and that each event is unique.

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Five days of healthy lunch ideas

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Tanya Davis

For parents whose children do not want to eat the meals served at school, providing a well-balanced, healthy and appetizing selection of foods that can be kept cool until eaten can be a challenge.

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Kids still not eating enough produce

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Recent studies are still showing us that many children still aren't getting enough fruits and vegetables.

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Breakfast matters

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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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Making homemade ice cream without using raw eggs

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
By Tanya Davis

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

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Six ideas for low-sugar drinks

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Tanya Davis

We have been hearing it for years, and I believe most consumers would agree, that sugary drink portion sizes have risen dramatically over the past 40 years.

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Enjoying Texas produce

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Tanya Davis

How fortunate for us that Texas is one of the largest producers of fresh fruits and vegetables, which makes our healthy choices almost endless.

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Food protection management courses start in August

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Two classes pertaining to food safety will be offered by the Wise County Extension office during the month of August.

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Take precautions to avoid overheating

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
By Tanya Davis

As summertime temperatures rise, we should take extra precautions to guard against overheating and heat stroke.

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Serving up zucchini

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Whether purchasing or picking zucchini, choose firm, slender zucchini with a bright green color and free of wrinkled skin and soft spots.

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Americans come up short on fruits and vegetables

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Tanya Davis

This isn't the first time you've heard the advice to eat more fruits and vegetables.

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Think fruity for summer desserts

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Tanya Davis

As we approach the summer season when so many fresh fruits are available, I suggest that you consider making fruit your dessert of choice.

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Taking out the salt

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Tanya Davis

To keep the body running normally, you need sodium.

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Summer canning safety

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Reports across Wise County indicate that green beans are currently being harvested in abundance.

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Guidelines for safely grilling outdoors

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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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Know your beef

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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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It’s time for peaches

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Peaches, with their soft skin and sweet flesh, are a spring and summertime staple.

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Foods to avoid?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Have you ever seen the website ads that say "Never eat these foods"?

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Get ready to grill

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Grab your friends and join us for our newest program, Path to the Plate: Healthy Grilling Workshops.

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