Cooking

What is delicious, nutritious, convenient, inexpensive, and comes in two colors? Split peas! Split peas are dried yellow or green field peas that have been split along a natural seam to allow for quicker cooking. They are ready when you are – once purchased, they can be kept on...
 
Cooking

Contrary to the bad rap they get from some fad diets, there is much to love about potatoes. Since 1970, use of processed potatoes has surpassed fresh use in the United States. Spurred by the innovation of frozen-french-fry processing techniques in the 1950s and the increasing popularity of fast...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 
Cooking

There are 3 sound reasons why you should consider giving flax a try: 1. It?s the richest plant source of the essential omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Our bodies convert this to the more powerful EPA and DHA found naturally in fatty fish.? ALA itself conveys some of the same ... Flax
Cooking

Learn to Love Lentils Lentils are among Mother Nature?s most nutritious plant foods.? They are packed with nutrients, low in calories and fat, easy on the budget, and quick to prepare.? A half-cup serving provides ample amounts of protein and other important nutrients and costs only pennies a serving.? Let?s take a closer look at ... Lentils
Cooking

Legumes are low in fat, virtually free of saturated fat, and are an exceptional source of fiber-especially the soluble type that lowers blood cholesterol. They are also among the best sources of folate and are rich in iron. Some provide calcium as well. Legumes also contain phytochemicals such as...