WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Planning to give a bicycle for Christmas? Don’t forget the helmet!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
By Tanya Davis

With Christmas approaching, many parents are planning to give their child a new bicycle - maybe even their first bicycle.

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Mix it up to expand your gift-giving dollar

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
By Tanya Davis

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

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10 tips to avoid holiday weight gain

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
By Tanya Davis

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

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Let’s talk turkey

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Note to all Wise County residents: Did you realize that Thanksgiving is just around the corner?

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Make smart nutrition choices

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By Tanya Davis

While we're overfed, we're undernourished, and new research shows that many Americans are not meeting their average daily needs for key nutrients.

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Reducing fat in cooked ground beef

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
By Tanya Davis

A study in the Journal of The American Dietetic Association has good news for beef eaters. Nutrition researchers found that a simple rinsing process reduced the fat content of cooked ground beef (that is 73 percent to 85 percent lean) crumbles by as much as 50 percent.

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‘Tis the season for pumpkins

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
By Tanya Davis

It is fall, and thoughts turn to pumpkin pie and Halloween jack-o-lanterns. But, can you use a pumpkin for both a jack-o-lantern and for eating?

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Water conservation and quality

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By Tanya Davis

It's a blessing when it falls from the sky to replenish the fields, lakes and streams.

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Breast cancer: Early detection is key

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among women of all races.

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Friend to Friend: Staying healthy together

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Exhibits, vendors, food and information are all part of a Friend to Friend party that Wise County women are invited to attend at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Bridgeport Community Center, 1102 Lawdin St.

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Food safety for food-pantry donations

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
By Tanya Davis

It's that time of year when many organizations and individuals begin gathering food items to donate to our area food pantries.

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Extension Education Clubs and the Greenwood Fall Festival

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Wise County Extension Education Clubs were well-represented at the annual Texas Extension Education Association state convention, held Sept. 10-11 in San Marcos.

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Preparing for the unexpected

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
By Tanya Davis

There are continuous reminders that disasters can happen at any time and any place and that each event is unique.

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First Dinner Tonight cooking school was a success

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
By Tanya Davis

What a great time we had with everyone who attended our first Dinner Tonight cooking school last week.

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Food safety: the game plan for tailgate parties

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Pre-game tailgate parties are a long-standing American tradition. Although tailgating is typically a cool weather activity in most areas of the country, it still requires the same safe food handling practices as summer picnicking.

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Breakfast matters

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
By Tanya Davis

It's that time of year again - school time!

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6 ideas for low-sugar drinks

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
By Tanya Davis

The size of sugar-laden drinks has risen dramatically over the past 40 years, and children and adults are drinking more soft drinks than ever.

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Healthy cooking school scheduled

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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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Handling fresh fruits and vegetables safely

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
By Tanya Davis

This summer I have had several conversations with Wise County consumers concerning fresh produce and food safety.

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Take caution and don’t overheat

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
By Tanya Davis

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

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