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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Yes, You Can Prevent Diabetes


By Mary Schroeder, Extension educator and registered dietitian

November is American Diabetes Month, the perfect time to find out if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes.

About 1 in 10 people in the United States have diabetes, and more than 1 out of 3 adults have prediabetes. The 84 million Americans with prediabetes have blood glucose (sugar) levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Unfortunately, 9 out of 10 adults who have prediabetes don't even know it.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Enjoying Minnesota Berries

By Mary Schroeder, Extension educator and registered dietitian

Summer in Minnesota would not be complete without enjoying delicious berries. Minnesota-grown strawberries are at their peak in June, but are often still available the first part of July. Blueberries and raspberries are at their peak in July.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saving Money on Food This Summer

Ahh, after a long winter, summer is finally here! Children are excited to be on summer vacation and adults are ready to enjoy the warmer temperatures. Even with the summer excitement, parents and childcare providers may be nervous about how their food costs will increase when children are home over the summer months.

Families may see an increase in food expenses during the summer for several reasons:
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