• What Are Vitamins?

    There are 13 different vitamins, and they’re vital micronutrients. You can divide them into two groups: fat-soluble and water-soluble. Vitamins A, D, E and K are all fat-soluble. They require fat to be absorbed, and they are stored for a long time in your liver and body fat. The rest are water-soluble vitamins, which travel […]
  • 9.99 Poster for September

    Since September is traditionally a “back to school” month, we are bringing you two dynamic educational posters for our 9.99 poster special for September.  The Exercise Poster really shows the value of movement and exercise for maintaining a healthy weigh. It explains the differences in calories burned when you move more. For example, if you […] Tags:
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  • Be ready for power outages

    I live in an area that may be affected by hurricanes. So, it’s time for us to seriously think about preparing for storms and getting out our emergency check list. Even if you don’t live in a hurricane zone there may be other weather situations that may cause power outages and potential food safety problems […] Tags:
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  • I Am – New Poster for Diet and Lifestyle Motivation

    The Nutrition Education Store has a new poster! The “I Am” poster is supportive and includes great messages about staying on track and not giving up. This motivational health poster emphasizes the steps on your journey to a life of health and well-being. Affirmations serve as gentle reminders for self-care (sleeping enough, forgiving a setback), […] Tags:
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  • 9.99 poster for August

    We are happy to announce the 9.99 poster for August. The title is, Bring the Farm to Your Table. And the message is very simple. Eat more fruits and veggies and wholesome foods from the farm. Pictured here on the poster are fresh beets, carrots, yams, rainbow chard, and asparagus. We got a nice compliment […] Tags:
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  • Getting To Know Listeria

    Most people know about Salmonella, E. coli and Botulism and are now, unfortunately, adding Listeria to their list of frequently heard of foodborne illnesses. Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is not one of the top most frequently occurring foodborne illnesses, but it is one of the most costly and deadly. Listeria—the illness is called listeriosis– causes […] Tags:
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  • Risk of Death for Dinner?


    “Consuming raw seafood may increase your risk of death.” “Evil witch advisory.” Yes, these are actual advisories I’ve seen on walls and restaurant menus.  I’m sure someone considered them funny. But there is nothing funny about a foodborne illness. Perhaps these “off the wall” methods did get more people’s attention than the more traditional advisory […] Tags:
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  • Get A Plant Slant

    The Plant Slant Poster is new! The idea is to show the benefits of a more plant-based diet so everyone can think about how their diet can help them achieve a more optimal health status. You do not have to be on a diet or be vegetarian or vegan to slant your eating towards plants! […] Tags:
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  • Compartment Plates Help Kids Eat More Fruits and Veggies

    A recent study in a Colorado preschool found that providing children’s plates with compartments with images of fruits and veggies increased how much they added to their plate and consequently, consumed.The study included 325 children. For three days during lunchtime in one week, kids were given plates with pictures of fruits and vegetables. Observations were […] Tags:
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  • Do as I do—Demonstration tips

    People love cooking classes and food demonstrations.  So why not use this interest to teach more than recipes or cooking techniques? You can teach food safety by using good practices. Think of the class or demo as the “teachable moment”–that’s the time that is just right for someone to learn something.  Think about your audience. […] Tags:
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