Cooking

Have you ever been at a party or picnic and a guest looks at the blue corn chips and thinks they’ve been artificially dyed? It’s interesting how many people don’t realize there are multiple varieties of corn beyond yellow and white. What about cabbage and onions? Are they considered...
 

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

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

Going green is not just good for the environment. Research tells us that eating more green fruits and vegetables is great for your health! From apples to zucchini, there are loads of nutritious green items to choose from. Lettuce start with breakfast! Breakfast is a perfectly sane time of day to include some green foods ... Go green, go!
Cooking

It’s been said before, and is usually true. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The same holds true for the food industry. Let’s face it. Marketing of products is big money and companies are targeting your senses to get you to buy their product over the competition. Did you know, ... Fact Checking: Cereal Package Claims Versus The Food Label Facts
Food and Health, Prevention

Americans are eating way too much sodium. Sodium can pose all kinds of health risks, and even when people think they're cutting back on it, they could still be eating way more than they think they are. So what's a health educator to do? How can you spread the...
Food and Health, Prevention

I have big news! I'm debuting a new resource about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and I made it especially for educators. It's comprehensive, engaging, creative, and even entertaining! Check out the post for the big reveal...