Content tagged "prepare and eat more meals at home"

Food Safety is a Must When it Comes to Packing School Lunches

Food Safety Updated: December 08, 2015

Keeping your children healthy so they are better able to learn in school is something that all parents need to keep in mind. Following just a few easy steps...

The Top Foods to Swap, Substitute, Shrink, or Sneak-in to Reduce Added Sugars and Solid Fats in Your Diet

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 28, 2015

Authors: Marcel Horowitz, MS, CHES, Christie Hedrick, BS, Angela Asch, BS, Sonia Fernandez, BS, & Katie Churchill, BS, University of California Cooperative...

Cooking with Kids

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 25, 2015

Cooking with children can be great fun! Not only does it teach them valuable life skills, but it gives them the opportunity to increase their vocabulary,...

5 Secrets to Healthy 30 Minute Meals

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: May 07, 2012

For great ideas to complement these secrets, go to:University of Nebraska Cook It QuickCook It QuickQuick Meals for the FamilyMaking Ends MeetQuick &...

What Can I Pack my Kids for Lunch?

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 28, 2011

What Can I Pack my Kids for Lunch?Every fall, as school starts, many parents face the dilemma of what to pack for lunch. What can I pack that won’t spoil...

Breakfast: A Good Start!

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 28, 2011

Author: Annrose M. Guarino, Ph.D., Human Nutrition and Food, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Cooperative ExtensionBreakfast is the most important meal...

Ten Things You Can Do Now to Maintain Calorie Balance and Sustain a Healthy Weight

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: June 02, 2011

Author: Ellen Schuster, MS, RD, Human Environmental Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri, University of Missouri Extension Knowing your...

Substitute Whole Grains for Refined

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: May 31, 2011

Author: Susan Hansen, MS, Extension Educator, Nebraska Cooperative Extension System, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Half of your grain intake each day should...

Prepare and Eat More Meals at Home

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: May 19, 2011

Preparing and eating meals at home is an important step toward eating healthy. Too many of us eat out in restaurants and on the go more than we should. We...

Reduce Added Solid Fats - Butter, Margarine, Lard and Shortening

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: April 18, 2011

Authors: Marcel Horowitz, MS, CHES, Christie Hedrick, BS, Angela Asch, BS, Sonia Fernandez, BS, & Katie Churchill, BS, University of California Cooperative...

Kitchen Clues: Make It Delicious and Nutritious

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 06, 2011

Author: Annrose M. Guarino, Ph.D., Human Nutrition and Food, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Nutritious food is important in good...

Cooking in the Microwave

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 06, 2011

Author: Annrose M. Guarino, Ph.D., Human Nutrition and Food, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Microwaves are a great way to...

Recipe Substitutions

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 06, 2011

Author: Annrose M. Guarino, Ph.D., Human Nutrition and Food, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Do you have a recipe you want to...

Measurements Matter

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 06, 2011

Author: Annrose M. Guarino, Ph.D., Human Nutrition and Food, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Cooperative Extension A little of this, a little of that,...

Smart Start: Guiding Your Child to a Lifetime of Healthy Eating

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 29, 2010

Dr. Sheryl Hughes shares her research on common feeding styles among parents of young children and reveals which is the most successful in helping children...

A Dozen Ways to Stretch Your Back-to-School Budget

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 29, 2010

There is no doubt that we are living in tough economic times. With the cost of gas increasing and grocery bills on the rise, families need to watch how they...

How Can I Eat Healthy With No Time to Spare?

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: July 30, 2010

Part I – Make a Plan Eating healthy with limited time begins with one simple step, planning. By personally adapting these basic planning stages, you’ll be...

Modify Your Recipe for Better Health

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: July 02, 2010

There are ways to adapt recipes to decrease the amount of fat, calories, sugar and salt (sodium) and make them more healthy for your family. Fiber is an...

Video - Plan Shop Fix Eat

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 04, 2010

You do not have the Flash plugin installed, which means you are missing out on great interactive content. Download Flash.For more information about this...

Breakfast Brain Food

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: December 04, 2009

What happens when we don’t supply our brains with enough energy for the day? We tend to become irritable, lethargic, and even develop headaches. The best...

Make Meals a Family Affair

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: December 03, 2009

There are many benefits of family meals. Families are more likely to eat a nutritious meal when most or all of the family eats together. Families who eat at...

Why Eat at Home?

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 18, 2009

Concerned about the fat, sodium, or sugar in your food? Preparing food at home instead of eating out may just be your ticket to good health. Home-cooked...

What Can I Pack for a Healthy Lunch?

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 18, 2009

This question has baffled parents for years. We might remember things like warm yogurt and brown apple slices in our school lunchbox and lots of salami...

Using Unit Pricing

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 18, 2009

The big box or the smaller box — which one is the better buy? We usually assume that it is the “economy size” or “family size” container, but that may not...

Reading the Ingredient List

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 18, 2009

What is really in the food you are eating? Have you ever taken the time to look? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that manufacturers list all...

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