WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Six ideas for low-sugar drinks

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Tanya Davis

We've been hearing it for years, and I believe most consumers would agree: Sugary drink portion sizes have risen dramatically in the last 40 years, and children and adults are drinking more soft drinks than ever.

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Choosing fruit as a summertime treat

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Many of us love having ice cream, especially in the summer, but sometimes we need to be reminded that fresh fruit is a smarter choice to satisfy a summertime sweet tooth.

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Drying herbs for practical food preservation

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Odessa Appel

Looking for a way to live a more natural lifestyle through foods? Want to save money or have a fun project to work on?

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Vitamin and mineral supplements can be beneficial

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Ultimately, you and your doctor should decide if you need to take vitamin supplements. However, here are some factors you may want to consider before talking with your doctor.

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High calorie drinks derail diets

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Tanya Davis

When we think about how many calories we are consuming, we sometimes leave out the calories that we consume as beverages.

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The importance of using booster seats

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Tanya Davis

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, and the poor fit of the seat belt can actually cause serious injuries or even death during a crash.

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Workshop focuses on canning, jamming

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Tanya Davis

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

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June 20 deadline to sign up for food handler’s course

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Food-borne illnesses can be prevented by following simple food safety practices. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Wise County provides a Food Protection Management Training Program that seeks to reduce the risk of food-borne illness.

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Gear up for grilling season

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Tanya Davis

As the weather gets warmer and summer approaches, people spend more time on outdoor activities, including cooking. This is a great time to think about fun and tasty ways to grill foods safely.

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AgriLife Extension honors Wise County commissioners

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Tanya Davis

This month the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service joins other Cooperative Extension services around the United States in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act on May 8, 1914.

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Lifestyle choices can fight cancer

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Tanya Davis

The word "cancer" strikes fear into 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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Greenwood EE members attend conference

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Six Wise County Extension Education members represented the county at the District 3 Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) Conference April 22 in Haskell.

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Should you avoid certain foods?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Tanya Davis

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

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Creating the perfect deviled egg

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Tanya Davis

As the celebration of Easter draws near, many of you may be preparing hard-cooked eggs for Easter egg hunts or your favorite deviled egg dish.

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Get your free credit report

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Tanya Davis

It's the time of year when I remind you to consider accessing your free credit report.

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Got your dairy?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Tanya Davis

What is the truth about dairy products? The blanket statement that "dairy is bad for you" should be met with skepticism.

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Plan to attend the health fair

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Tanya Davis

As you mark your calendars for the many activities taking place this spring, I encourage you to attend the Wise County Health Fair 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 5, at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Guide to buying pedometers and fitness apps

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Many of us know Centers for Disease Control suggests everyone accumulate 30 to 60 minutes or more of moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking, on a daily basis. But how do we know if we are walking enough?

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Walking is best exercise for diabetes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Exercise is something most of us love to hate, but there's good news.

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16th Annual Wise County Walk Across Texas starts next month

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Through a modest increase in daily activity, most Americans can improve their health.

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