WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Food handler’s course set

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by following simple food safety practices.

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Make plans for Wise County Health Fair

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
By Tanya Davis

As you mark your calendars for the many activities taking place this spring, I would like to encourage you to make plans to attend the Wise County Health Fair Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Responding to stress

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Tanya Davis

According to the American Psychiatric Association, one-third of Americans are living with extreme stress.

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Strategies for weight management

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Tanya Davis

It's easy to become overweight in America. Every day we are confronted with an abundance of delicious food that is easily accessible not only in restaurants and gas stations, but also via drive-thru and home delivery.

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Get ready to Walk Across Texas

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Tanya Davis

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

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Upcoming food handler’s course

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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 Training program that seeks to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

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Ways to prevent heart disease

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Tanya Davis

A little over half of women know the leading cause of death for women is heart disease. Almost 500,000 women die from cardiovascular diseases, while 270,000 women die from all forms of cancer combined.

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Extension service offers volunteer opportunities

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Finding reliable resources on health and wellness information can be a challenge. Since 1906, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has provided Texans with guidance in various health areas and is now training volunteers to provide more communities with the education and tools needed for healthy living.

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Weight loss diets: Which one is the best for you?

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Was your New Year's resolution to find a diet plan that will work for you?

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Singing the praises of soups and stews

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Do you have a kinder, more adaptable friend in the food world than soup? Who soothes you when you are ill?

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Pre-prepared meals to the rescue

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Tanya Davis

With the holidays fast approaching, I am sure that many of you are deep into planning and preparing.

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Healthy and fun holiday treats

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Tanya Davis

Have you noticed that many of the foods we enjoy during the holidays are typically not all that healthy?

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Expand your gift-giving dollar

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Tanya Davis

When the holiday season rolls around, many family budgets become strained.

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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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