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Monday, August 1, 2016

Here's How You Can Help Reduce Food Waste

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By Mary Schroeder, Extension Educator -- Health and Nutrition

Did you know that $90 billion of edible food in the United States goes to waste each year? That's the weight of 123 Empire State Buildings!

The amount of food waste is a growing concern. Wasted food items make up the single largest component of items going to landfills, but many foods tossed out are still safe to eat. Fortunately, people are making system changes in producing, processing, storing, and preparing foods to reduce waste. But there are things you can do to cut food waste at home, too. Following are some tips on that from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's website.

Friday, July 8, 2016

How to Keep Fit All Year

By Milena Nunez Garcia — SNAP-Ed Educator

When the weather warms up, people cannot hide extra pounds with layers and layers of clothing as they do in winter. As a result, when summer begins people start dieting and exercising to lose weight. But even if people succeed in shedding some pounds, many of them see the weight come back when summer ends. Then they ask, “How can I lose weight and keep it off?” If this sounds familiar to you, here are some tips to maintain a healthy weight all year round.

Cómo mantener un peso saludable

Por Milena Nunez Garcia — Educadora del programa SNAP-Ed

Cuando el clima es más calido las personas no pueden esconder las libras extras con capas y capas de ropa como lo hacen en el invierno. Como resutado, cuando comienza el verano las personas comienzan a hacer dieta y ejercicio para bajar de peso. Pero aún si las personas tienen éxito en perder algunas libras, muchas de ellas ven que el peso vuelve al finalizar el verano. Si esto le resulta conocido, aquí le damos algunos consejos para mantener un peso saludable todo el año.
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