Make The Most Out of National Picnic Month!

With the warmer weather and the sun being out longer during the day, it gives you more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors!  It is no wonder why July is National Picnic Month!  Picnics are the perfect time to enjoy a laid back and relaxing social gathering in the park.   A picnic gives you the…

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Safe Grilling and Sizzling Fruit

With summer in full swing and July 4th upon us, it can only mean one thing – it’s time to grill!  July is National Grilling Month and the warm summer nights make for an enjoyable night perfect for grilling.   According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, outdoor cooking remains more popular and easier…

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10 Ways to have a Healthy Picnic on International Picnic Day

Get Out the Picnic Blankets Summer is here just in time to celebrate International Picnic Day! It’s time to start heading out to patios and back porches, decks and parks for some picnic fun. Typically picnics are full of processed, mayo-filled or fried foods.  We tend to lean towards fried chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and…

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How to Create Your Perfect Picnic

July is the perfect month to celebrate National Picnic Month.  When my kids were younger, we used to pack a picnic basket and head to the local park with a blanket and outdoor toys.  I know for some people planning a picnic could take weeks and could get overwhelming, but don’t let something as fun…

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Clean Out Your Leftovers!

Hopefully your Thanksgiving was full of family, friends, food, and laughter. Now that the celebration is over, I’m sure your refrigerator is overflowing with leftovers. Tomorrow, November 29th, is National Throw Out Your Leftovers Day, a day dedicated to safely handling leftovers. While leftovers are great to have in the house for quick meals, especially…

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New Food Safety Rules Expect to Decrease Foodborne Illness

Approximately 3,000 people die per year from foodborne illness according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This number is astounding and preventable.  Unfortunately it is common to hear about outbreaks and deaths from foodborne illness, but it is not common to hear how we can resolve these issues.  Something must be done…

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BBQ Food Safety

Keep these tips in mind to prevent a case of foodborne illness: From the Store: When you’re food shopping for your BBQ, make sure to buy cold foods right before checking out. When placing meats in your cart, separate raw meat and poultry from other foods. Place every package of raw meat into plastic bags…

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Food Safety Tips for Outdoor Summer Eating

Pass by the park on a hot summer day and you are sure to find crowds of people enjoying a lunch or dinnertime picnic. While picnicking is a lot of fun, you need to pay close attention to food safety so everyone stays healthy. When transporting food to your picnic, keep in mind the following:…

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Food Safety and Salads

During the summer months, when the temperatures are warm and bacteria can grow faster, its very important to handle fruits and vegetables safely, to prevent food-borne illness. During the summer months, we also tend to eat outdoors more often, causing a greater chance for contamination, especially in sites away from home, where there is minimal…

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Summer 2007: To Your Health

In this Issue: Celebrate Men’s Health Week Are You at Risk for Hemochromatosis? Colorful Salad Transformations On the “Road” to Food Safety Turn Down the Heat on Grilling Feature Food of the Month: Jicama Healthy Recipe: Jicama Salad Celebrate Men’s Health Week – June 11-17, 2007 You may be surprised to learn that according to…

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Store Your Leftovers Safely

After a great holiday meal, deciding what to do with a table full of leftovers may be the least of your concerns. While it’s a pity to waste good food, it is unsafe to let leftovers linger. Any food left out for more than two hours is susceptible to harmful bacterial growth and should be…

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Winter 2006: To Your Health

In this Issue: Celebrate the Holidays with Healthy Choices  Keep Your Food Safe this Holiday Season  New Years Resolutions for 2007  Celebrate National Healthy Weight Week  Be Rid of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Forever  Celebrate American Heart Month this February  Go Red for Women- Love Your Heart  College Students are Gaining More than Just Knowledge…

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