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EXTENSION NEWS: Food safety for expecting mothers
Pregnancy is an exciting yet critical time in a woman’s life. Because the mother’s health has direct effects on the health of her baby, there is a lot to be concerned with. Along with nutrition comes the importance of food safety during pregnancy. Pregnant women are at increased risk for foodborne illnesses because of the hormonal changes that occur. While these changes are necessary for survival of the fetus, they also suppress the immune system.
EXTENSION NEWS: Eat more fruits and vegetables for health
Many people think that eating healthier will automatically help them slim down. And no wonder — most weight-loss plans emphasize the importance of incorporating more fruit and vegetables in the diet.
EXTENSION NEWS: Raising children with good morals
How do our children learn right from wrong? How do we teach them to be the kind of people who enhance rather than diminish the quality of life in our society? How do we pass on to them a sense of morality, values and social responsibility?
EXTENSION NEWS: National Picnic Month
July is National Picnic Month.
EXTENSION NEWS: Sun safety tips
Summer is in full swing and many, with the 4th of July approaching, will be outdoors enjoying the lake, pool or just time with friends. With the exception of the past week or so, daily temperatures are getting warmer and soon that Texas heat will reach 100 degrees. Take precautions and keep from getting too much sun. The sun also has UV rays which can be harmful to the skin.
EXTENSION NEWS: Eating the rainbow with fruits and vegetables
There are many things we can do that lead to a healthier lifestyle. One important component is meeting our body’s nutrient needs by eating the right foods in the right amounts, which includes our intake of fruits and vegetables. Eating fruits and vegetables benefits our body by providing nutrients that maintain healthy and may reduce the risk of developing a chronic disease.
EXTENSION NEWS: Think safety when grilling
No one really wants to think about food poisoning when they are enjoying the outdoors and grilling food. But food safety is just as important when you are grilling outdoors as when you are in your kitchen.
EXTENSION NEWS: The essentials of water
What is odorless, tasteless and has no calories, but is something we need everyday? Water.
EXTENSION NEWS: Some carbohydrate choices are better than others
For many people, cutting and reducing the amount of carbohydrates is necessary because of having diabetes, being pre-diabetes or having high triglycerides. When you look at the nutrition facts labels on many of your favorite foods, you may be surprised how many carbs they have and wonder how you can fit your favorite foods into a lower-carb diet.
EXTENSION NEWS: Helping your children build self-esteem
Self-esteem can be important in order to be happy and successful in life. A person who has talents that help them achieve, yet lacks self-esteem, can become a major road block in being successful in a relationship, job and almost everything.
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