Food and Health

Reading food labels is the best way to purchase the healthiest foods for you and your family. Unfortunately, many people find it difficult, confusing, and even overwhelming to sort through the nutrition facts label...
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 

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

The recent updates to the nutrition facts label show off a new, cleaner design that’s meant to make it easier to quickly identify useful information. The updates also reflect the most recent scientific research on the links between food choices and chronic disease so that you can make healthy, great-tasting choices for you and your family...
Cooking

With countless aisles of multiple products, it’s no wonder many consumers dread the task of grocery shopping. Gone are the days when you could run in the store, grab a jug of milk and run out in just a few minutes. In addition to the plethora of products, new labels and updated US Dietary Guidelines ... New Food Label Spotlight: 7 Months Before The New Label Is Here!


On November 19, 2018 the FDA announced a new qualified health claim on food package labels for edible oils containing high amounts of oleic acid, a type of monounsaturated fat that has heart health benefits when it replaces foods high in saturated fat. A qualified health claim is supported...
MyPlate

When you use these tools to plan your meals, steer your shopping, and affect your eating, you will be building a more balanced eating pattern that will in turn promote good health. What's not to love?