WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

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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Watermelon: Tasty, nutritious

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
By Tanya Davis

It's summertime, so of course it's also watermelon time. Other than a great taste, what are some nutritional benefits to watermelon?

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The importance of using booster seats

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Unfortunately, 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.

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Detoxing with a balanced diet

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By Tanya Davis

From time to time I hear someone mention 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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Child safety seat check-up event rescheduled

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Securing your children properly in age- and size-appropriate child safety seats - in the back seat of your vehicle - is the most effective thing you can do to protect them in the event of a crash.

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Summer canning safety

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
By Tanya Davis

If your summer includes plans to can your homegrown vegetables, I hope you also find time to test your pressure canner dial gauge.

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Eating healthy on a budget

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Does your budget make you want to eat peanut butter and Ramen noodles?

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Managing acid reflux with healthy lifestyle changes

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Do any of you suffer from heartburn or what others call gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

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Is your child buckled correctly?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
By Tanya Davis

There are rear-facing car seats, forward-facing car seats, belt-positioning booster seats and high-back booster seats.

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Local women place at TEEA conference

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Seven Wise County Extension Education members represented Wise County at the District 3 Texas Extension Education Association Conference April 16 in Mineral Wells.

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Walk Across Texas team update

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Fifteen teams are participating in Wise County Extension's Walk Across Texas, an eight-week, fun and fitness program for teams of up to eight people.

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Don’t miss the county health fair

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
By Tanya Davis

As you mark your calendars for the many activities taking place this spring, make plans to attend the Wise County Health Fair 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Take the 40-Gallon Challenge

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is challenging people across the state to reduce their water use by approximately 40 gallons per day.

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Walking: The best exercise for diabetes

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Exercise is something most of us love to hate. But there is good news.

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15th annual Wise County Walk Across Texas

Saturday, February 16, 2013
By Tanya Davis

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

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