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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Simple Snack Solutions for the Whole Family

Snacks are an important part of any plan to eat more nutritious foods. Children need snacks for healthy growth and development. Adults need snacks for an energy boost between meals. Following are seven tips for smart snacking—snacking that involves satisfying options with less fat and sugar, and fewer empty calories.

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.
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