WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

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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The importance of using booster seats

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Unfortunately, seat belts do not come in one-size-fits-all. In fact, the seat belt that is designed to save an adult's life in a crash does not fit a young child.

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Backyard basics workshop to focus on jamming

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Tanya Davis

An abundance of homegrown fruits and vegetables often triggers the desire to can foods at home.

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4-Hers shine in consumer decision making project

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Eleven 4-Hers represented Wise County well during the recent 4-H Consumer Decision Making contest in Vernon.

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Practice safe canning this summer

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Tanya Davis

If your summer includes plans to can your home grown vegetables, I hope you also find time to test your pressure canner dial gauge.

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Grilling outdoors safely

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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.

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Upcoming food handler’s course open for sign-ups

Wednesday, May 11, 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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Ways to reduce cancer risks

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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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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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