The Family Food Cent$ Newsletter is published by the SDSU Extension Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) through a partnership with the South Dakota Department of Social Services.
Petting zoos and fairs give people of all ages the exciting opportunity to interact with animals face-to-face. This allows people to learn more about animals but it can also put people at risk of becoming ill from these animals.
Summer is officially here. It’s a great time of year to get outside and be physically active and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden or local farmer’s market.
June is National Dairy Month, so what better time to learn more about where your milk comes from? You’re probably curious—and we can help! Start by learning more about the dairy farm families in South Dakota and throughout the Midwest.
According to Feeding America, food insecurity refers to, “the United States Department of Agriculture’s measure of lack of access, at times, to have enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.”
For those of you who are more likely to eat alone or with one other individual, preparing a small meal may seem like a lot of work, leaving you wondering if it’s worth cooking for one or two.
Rhubarb is known for its mouth-puckering tartness, it’s used in desserts, and harvested in the spring; but how many individuals know that it’s a vegetable and not a fruit?
A well-known proverb says, “Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” Many individuals drink honey in their tea and spread it on bread, but wonder what it really is.
When thinking about fitness, most people automatically think of running, walking or lifting weights, but rarely think of flexibility. However, flexibility is a very important component of physical fitness. Think of your muscles like rubber bands; the shorter and tighter a rubber band, the less force can be produced and the greater the risk the rubber band will break.
March is National Nutrition Month® and this year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to "Go Further with Food." When it comes to food and nutrition, one thing most health professionals agree on is we could all benefit from eating more fruits and vegetables.