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Monday, April 3, 2017

5 Steps to Cleaner Cabinets

By Hannah Jastram Aaberg, registered dietitian

When was the last time you went through your kitchen cupboards? Are there some items on the top shelf that need to be used? Have other items worked their way to the back and been forgotten?

Follow these five steps to keep your kitchen cupboards fresh and healthy.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Try 'SuperTracker' to Lose Weight in the New Year

By Mary Schroeder, Extension educator and registered dietitian

Did you make a New Year's resolution to lose weight? If so, this should interest you: Research shows that people who track what they eat and their physical activity are more likely to lose weight.

As a dietitian, I have found this to be true. People who track what they eat and drink lose weight easier than those that don't. This is true, in part, because the act of recording something raises awareness, which usually leads to action.

You can record everything you eat and drink, as well your physical activity, the old-fashioned way by writing things down on paper — in a notebook or on a calendar, for example. Or you can use one of the many online tools or apps that help you track your food and activity.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Stay on Track When Cooking for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us! For some individuals and families, that means extra spending for gifts, food, and entertainment. This extra spending can be burdensome for many as it is often beyond their usual spending. Unfortunately, many find themselves with additional debt at the end of the holiday season.

Just as with gifts, preparing special and traditional holiday food can be costly and push an individual or family beyond their typical spending. Mary Jo Katras, program leader for family resiliency, shares the following ideas for staying on track.
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