WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Sweet potatoes bring nutrients to the Thanksgiving table

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
By Tanya Davis

One of my contributions to my mother's Thanksgiving dinner will be Sweet Potato Holiday Casserole, which was a favorite at a recent Cooking Well with Diabetes class.

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Extension office schedules Food Protection Management training

Wednesday, November 18, 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.

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Learn how to cook healthy holiday recipes

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
By Tanya Davis

"Healthy" and "holiday" aren't usually in the same sentence, especially when it comes to food, but that doesn't have to be the case.

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Healthy eating for healthy joints

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Found: one more reason for healthy eating!

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Sanitizing your kitchen: easy, safe and inexpensive

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
By Tanya Davis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are about 76 million cases of foodborne illnesses every year. Severe cases of vomiting, diarrhea and even death can occur.

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Preparing pumkins for fall recipes

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
By Tanya Davis

It's time for fall and for thoughts to turn to pumpkins.

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Take steps to conserve water

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
By Tanya Davis

It's a blessing when it falls from the sky to replenish the fields, lakes and streams. It's wasted when it overflows from sprinkler systems into the street.

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To eat or not to eat?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Food Safety Mythbusters addresses questions about leftovers

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Greenwood club recognized at state conference

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
By Tanya Davis

The Greenwood Extension Education Club and Wise County were named District 3's Outstanding County during the Honor Roll of Counties report at the Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) state convention Sept. 15-16 in Waco.

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September is Family Mealtime Month

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
By Tanya Davis

September is a special month for AgriLife Extension as we celebrate family mealtime.

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Sign up now for food handler’s course

Wednesday, September 9, 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.

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Sign up for protein challenge

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Tanya Davis

We hear about protein everywhere nowadays. It is one of the hottest topics in nutrition due to its increasing popularity in food products and the media.

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Start the school year off right

Wednesday, August 18, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Can you believe kids will be starting school next week? Summer has flown by, and it's time to get back into a daily routine.

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Learn how to make quick, healthy meals

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Grab your friends and join us for food and fun at the Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Dinner Tonight Planning Coalition.

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Detoxing with a balanced diet

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Tanya Davis

From time to time I hear someone mention that they have either fasted or gone on a restricted diet to "detox" and, of course, to lose a lot of weight relatively quickly.

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Enjoying Texas produce in summer recipes

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Tanya Davis

How fortunate for us that Texas is one of the largest producers of fresh fruits and vegetables, which makes our choices almost endless. This fact is important because of their high nutritional value.

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Cool dinner options in the hot summer

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Tanya Davis

With the current economy and the return of escalating summertime temperatures, no one wants to spend extra energy dollars cooling a hot kitchen.

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Protect your skin from the summer sun

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. In fact, one in three Texans will be diagnosed with skin cancer at some point in their life.

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Beware of the signs and symptoms of heatstroke

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Tanya Davis

As the summertime temperatures rise, we should take extra precautions to guard against overheating and possibly even heatstroke.

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How to remove odors caused by spoiled food in a refrigerator

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Tanya Davis

Many of us have experienced the unpleasant consequences caused by spoiled food when a refrigerator or freezer shuts off because of a power failure.

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