• 2018 Spring and Summer Catalog is Here

    It is here! The 2018 spring and summer catalog from the Nutrition Education Store is being mailed to all existing customers now. But you don’t have to wait for the mailman, you can download your copy here. Features of the 2018 Spring and Summer Nutrition Education Store Catalog: Over 50 new products with timely and […] Tags:
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  • Leave the butter out

    If you read this blog regularly, you know that we’re trying to reduce the amount of saturated fats that we eat at our house. This includes butter. https://news.nutritioneducationstore.com/the-butter-dish-is-empty/ But, when teaching about food safety, I still get the question….should butter be kept in the refrigerator or is it safe on the counter? Obviously there are […] Tags:
  • Sushi Safety

    Sushi safety.…….say that three times fast! Over the past several decades, sushi has become very popular in the United States.  It is now common to hear folks going out for sushi,  bringing it home from the grocery store or even making it at home. Sushi business is worth over $2.2 billion in the US and […] Tags:
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  • Plant Based Glossary

    The Food Navigator has a great list of food trends for 2018. One thing is for sure. There are more choices for plant-based milks, dairy products,  and meat alternatives than ever before in the store. This trend is predicted to continue. Sales of plant-based foods are estimated to be around $3.1 billion dollars. “Plant Based” […] Tags:
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  • Impact of Cooking and Home Food Preparation Interventions

    Impact of Cooking and Home Food Preparation Interventions Among Adults: Outcomes and Implications for Future Programs As food and nutrition professionals and public health educators, we recognize the importance of knowing our way around the kitchen to improve health.  We recognize that eating meals away from home increases calorie, fat and sodium intake and reduces […] Tags:
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  • More Sushi Safety

    I had just posted the article on Sushi Safety when I saw a related scary report in the news about a California man with  a tapeworm that they suspect he got from eating  sushi. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sushi-lover-pulled-5-foot-tapeworm-from-intestines/ First you may ask, could this really happen? Yes, it could. The tapeworm is a form of parasite that can […] Tags:
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  • Reader questions onion safety

    Question from a reader:  “What information do you have about the idea that onions pose a risk if left in the refrigerator after cutting?  It is something most of us have always done and now there is information floating out there in the internet world that this is not a safe practice.  Thanks for any […] Tags:
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  • Wonder Soup

    If you haven’t made Wonder Soup you’ve missed a treat. What’s Wonder Soup? My sister calls rotisserie chicken Wonder Chicken.  I think because these readily available, already-cooked, chickens make a quick and easy dinner.  Thus, a wonder!  I was at her home once and couldn’t believe how after dinner she just pitched the leftover bones […] Tags:

  • Local Food Lesson With Handout Download and Reference Links

    Local food is becoming an important trend in the U.S. The USDA estimates that over $8 billion dollars worth of local foods are produced and sold in the US. (https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Newsroom/2016/12_20_16.php) This trend is being shaped by the Millenial generation who are becoming sustainable farmers after leaving high-tech jobs and this same generation also wants to […] Tags:
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  • Plates Have Arrived for 2018

    The new plates are here! Portion control – while MyPlate is a fascinating and effective way to teach food groups and a balanced diet some people want a lesson that is more geared to portion control and weight loss. The new portion control plates were designed to follow the principle of using food groups so […] Tags:
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