FOOD & HEALTH
FOOD SAFETY -- Did you know there are approximately 76 million cases of food-borne illness in the United States each year? More than 325,000 people are hospitalized for food-borne illness and 5,000 will die from food-borne illness. Find out the latest word on keeping food safe, food recalls, and food storage charts and recommendations at FoodSafety.gov
FOOD PRESERVATION -- Learn how to safely can, dry, or freeze fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as get tips on food storage and keeping foods safe. Go to Purdue Extension's Food Safety web page. Also, check out the National Center for Home Food Preservation's website for detailed information on canning, freezing, drying, and more.
FRESH PRODUCE -- Fresh produce may look great at the supermarket or farmers' market, but how can you tell when it's ripe, how do you store it when you get home, and how do you prepare it? This web page by Purdue has the answers!
What produce is freshest and in season when? Purdue has the answers in this free publication!
And if you're interested in fresh produce, the website Fruits & Veggies More Matters can help you with questions about planning, shopping, cooking, and getting kids involved in eating more fruits and vegetables.
ENJOY FOOD -- Purdue's website " Enjoy Food, Be Active" lets you track your activity level and provides lots of healthy recipes, including substitutions for healthier ingredients. The site also includes fact sheets on such topics as seafood and fish, whole grains, label reading, etc.
RECIPES -- The USDA's Recipe Finder lets you search for exactly the right recipe by ingredient, recipe name, category (i.e., whole grains, fruits, etc.), menu item (appetizer, main dish, etc.), audience (older adults, vegetarian, etc.), cooking equipment needed, or recipe cost -- just to name a few!
ON THE MOVE -- Stay in shape and eat right with help from the website, America On the Move!
EQUIVALENTS -- If a recipe asks for 1/2 cup crumbled bacon, how many slices should you cook? How many egg yolks does it take to make a cup? And what if a recipe calls for buttermilk and you have none -- is there a substitute? Get the answers to these questions and more with the Purdue publication, Substitutions & Equivalents in Food Ingredients.
Family Nutrition Program (FNP)
MyPlate (replaces MyPyramid)
Delaware County Extension Homemakers
Nowadays it's more important than ever to be able to feed your family nutritious meals on a budget.
How to Cut Your Grocery Bill can help you do that!
Extension also does programs in schools -- check out the brochure for more information!