WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Get ready for Walk Across Texas

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
By Tanya Davis

We continue to look at reasons we should all participate in the upcoming Walk Across Texas program, which kicks off Monday.

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Jumpstart exercise routine by walking

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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 we need each week.

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20th annual Walk Across Texas begins soon

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Tanya Davis

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

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Food storage tips

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Tanya Davis

Have you looked - really looked - at the foods in your kitchen cupboards lately? Is it time to bid some foods a fond farewell? Can you "revive" some aging foods so they still can be used?

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Fast food with slow cookers

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Tanya Davis

To make this cold weather a little more bearable for those of us who are warm weather minded, I hope you are utilizing your favorite soup/stew recipes.

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Pick a diet plan that’s right for you

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Tanya Davis

Was your New Year's resolution to find a diet plan that will work for you? As you consider diet plans, be careful not to choose a fad diet.

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Sign up for food handlers’ class in Decatur

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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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Step Up and Scale Down with new 12-week program

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Tanya Davis

As the time draws closer to setting those New Year's resolutions or goals for the year, you may want to consider our online Step Up and Scale Down, A Healthy You 2018, which is a 12-week weight management program to help with your efforts.

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Making use of cranberries

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Cranberries are in season right now, which means they are abundant and inexpensive.

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Healthy gift ideas for the holidays

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Do you have a friend or family member who is a fitness fanatic, or one you would like to lovingly nudge toward a healthier lifestyle?

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10 simple tips to keep holiday weight off your hips

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Tanya Davis

The holidays are upon us. With Halloween candy and Thanksgiving turkey behind us and Christmas and New Year's Eve before us, the recipe for weight gain is set.

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Eat, drink and be merry; Festive foods can fit in diabetic menu plans

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Special occasions are made more special by the foods served. Don't let diabetes keep you from enjoying these festive occasions.

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Let’s talk turkey

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Tanya Davis

It's almost time to give thanks and feast on turkey with family and friends.

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Volunteer fall prevention coaches needed

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Chances are you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling.

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Extension office to offer food handler’s class

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Food borne illnesses can be prevented by following simple food safety practices.

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Pumpkin time

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Tanya Davis

During October and even November, pumpkins seem to be a staple: pumpkin patches, jack-o'-lanterns and pumpkin pie.

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Try weekly menu planning

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Cooking nutritious meals for your family may seem like a daunting task, but with menu planning and time management you can do it.

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Extension Education club members recognized at state convention

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
By Tanya Davis

Wise County Extension Education Clubs were represented at the annual Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) State Convention Sept. 12-13 in Horseshoe Bay.

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September is Family Mealtime Month

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Tanya Davis

September is a special month for AgriLife Extension as we "Celebrate Family Mealtime."

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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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