My first memory of being introduced to cranberries was canned cranberry sauce; it was cut into slices and served on a small platter. Since then, I’ve discovered a wide variety of uses for cranberries.
Healthful habits can be tricky during the holidays, but we asked Midwest Dairy’s registered dietitian nutritionists to share their strategies for celebrating the holidays in a healthful, yet indulgent way. See what they had to say about how their families eat, drink and enjoy dairy!
With a little planning and some batch cooking you can have some healthful meals on hand for time crunches and drop in guests. This concept of “batch cooking” or “freezer meals” is taking hold for some families in an effort to reduce the amount of money spent on food, and to have meals on hand which are healthy and wholesome.
In South Dakota and the U.S. cancer is the second leading cause of death among adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new Vital Signs factsheet based on data from 2005-2014 that links overweight and obesity to 13 different types of cancers.
Winter squash is generally cooked before being eaten, and the skin is not usually eaten, as it is with summer squash. Common types of winter squash include: Butternut, Acorn, Pumpkin, Buttercup, Turban, Hubbard, Sweet Dumpling and Spaghetti squash, just to name a few.
The Family Food Cent$ Newsletter is published by Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family Nutrition Program (FNP).
What treats do you have in store for your ghosts and goblins? How about offering some treats on the healthier side? Halloween treats are often high in fat, sugar and sodium. This year, consider treats that contribute to the healthy lifestyle that many of us are striving for.
To combat obesity among South Dakota’s youth, SDSU Extension developed iGrow Readers. A program which pairs children’s books, like Little Red Hen, Bread and Jam for Francis and Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun, with activities which promote healthy eating and physical activity. Our transdisciplinary team spent five years testing the program, The resulting data showed children who participated in iGrow Readers were more likely to try new foods and ask their parents for nutritional items when they grocery shopped together.
There are many good reasons why we should eat root vegetables. For starters, they pack a nutritious punch, are low in calories, and full of fiber. Stock up on root vegetables in the fall when they are first harvested; they’re inexpensive and provide variety to meals when other fresh vegetables are out of season.
Headaches are among the most common disorders impacting the nervous system, affecting an estimated 50% of the adult population. They are the most common form of pain and are a major reason missing work or school and visiting health care providers.