Cooking

Here is a great way to get your audience involved in your next cooking demo. Hands-on can mean for a few courageous volunteers or for the whole audience if it is a small group. Find a few tortilla recipes or assemble a variety of tortillas for the audience to...
 
Cooking

Sarah Harding Laidlaw, MS, RD, MPA, Peak Nutrition Consultants, Glade Park, Colorado (peaknut@wic.net) has an excellent way to encourage clients to incorporate specific nutrients such as folate and calcium into their diets. She chooses recipes that are heart healthy, high in the target nutrient and easy to prepare. She...
 
Cooking

Nancy Kennedy, MS, RD, Cardiac Rehab Dietitian, has a multimedia program for getting her message across. Helping people become healthier by improving their food intake is our main job as health professionals. Have you ever considered that the information you tell a client has fallen on deaf ears? The lecture style of teaching, which is ... Does your valuable information fall on deaf ears?
 
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The issue is no longer “which is better butter or margarine?”; it is “which spread is the least unhealthy and how much do you use?”. When you stand at the margarine counter, the number of choices are downright daunting. Consumers can now choose to purchase margarine by a stick,...
 
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Alice Henneman, MS, RD, LMNT, Extension Educator for the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, has six adventures that you find right at the end of your fork. Use the MyPlate as your personal road map and set off on a series of fabulous food adventures. Resolve to have at...