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EFNEP - Fact Sheets - New Year's Resolution
Start the new year off right! Make resolutions that stick! Resolutions kept throughout the year are specific, realistic and enjoyable. What resolution about food could you make that would improve your health? What about eating more fruits and vegetables?
Washing hands
Handwashing (Lesson 25)
The importance of handwashing and how to do it effectively.
Adolescent Nutrition (Lesson 21)
The phrase "you are what you eat" is sometimes hard for teenagers to keep in mind. This is probably because adolescents (teenagers) in America are faced every day with so many choices that can affect their health in the present and in the future.
Dirty water fountain
What is Water? (Lesson 9)
Water is a combination of the elements hydrogen and oxygen. The way these elements are put together makes water a solvent, meaning it can dissolve most nutrients, making them available for the body to use. Water in the body comes mainly from two sources: liquids and foods. This article tells how important water is and what it does in the body.
Nutrition and the Elderly (Lesson 22)
One in eight Americans is 65 years of age or older. This number is growing and will continue to do so with the aging of the baby boomers. The oldest old, people at least 85 years of age, is the fastest-growing segment of America's senior population.You will learn the importance of good nutrition in helping the elderly to remain independent, maintain their quality of life and prevent or reduce the effects of age-related diseases.
Water (Lesson 9)
Water is a combination of the elements hydrogen and oxygen. The way these elements are put together makes water a solvent, meaning it can dissolve most nutrients, making them available for the body to use. Water in the body comes mainly from two sources: liquids and foods. This article tells how important water is and what it does in the body.
(Lesson 1) Dietary Guidelines
Dietary Guidelines provide science-based advice to promote health and reduce risk for chronic diseases through diet and physical activity. The guidelines target healthy people two years of age and older living in the United States.
USDA MyPlate (Lesson 2)
The USDA Food Guide is a tool designed to promote the concepts of variety, moderation and balance in the diet.
Alternative Nutrition Therapies (Lesson 12)
The use of herbs as alternative medicine is not just for healers anymore. Approximately 16 million adults use herbal products. Increased interest among consumers is causing doctors and scientific researchers to take a closer look at the herbal trend.
Vital Vitamins
In this lesson, you will learn about the two major types of vitamins, the fat-soluble and water-soluble. You will learn how each vitamin functions in your body and the symptoms of deficiency and over-consumption (toxicity). You will learn which foods are the best sources of vitamins and the Recommended Dietary Allowance for each. This lesson will discuss vitamin supplements. This information will help you plan a healthy diet, including all necessary vitamins and nutrients.
EatSmart Recipes - Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Try these easy-to-make Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies for a delightful sweet treat that the whole family will enjoy.
EatSmart Recipes - Homemade Cheese Pizza
Eat Smart Recipes - Homemade Cheese Pizza
Fats (Lesson 6)
This lesson teaches the role and importance of fat in the diet.
Food Preservation (Lesson 26)
Food science has led us to safer canning techniques and better quality canned goods. Home canning can be a cost-saving way to preserve food. If you have the time, canning home-grown food may save you half the cost of retail canned goods
Eat Smart Recipes - Leftovers Sandwiches
Eat Smart Recipes - Leftovers Sandwiches
Eat Smart Lessons
A series of lessons designed to help you learn how to eat healthier.
Maternal and Infant Nutrition (Lesson 19)
Pregnancy and motherhood are such exciting times in a woman's life! Most women want to do everything they possibly can to ensure that the new baby is happy and healthy. Some aspects of a baby's health can be determined just by the mother's diet. It is so important for a pregnant woman to maintain her health and to eat a nutritious diet for herself and her baby.
Hand-washing (Lesson 25)
Information about the importance of hand-washing and how to do it effectively.
Bacteria (Lesson 24)
Did you ever have a 24-hour bug? Flu-like symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps that last only a day or less are often from a food-borne illness. Harmful bacteria (germs) can be in food. Proper food handling can keep food safe. The first step in understanding food-borne illness is to learn how and why disease-causing bacteria spread. Then you are better able to prevent food-borne illness.
Eat Smart Recipes - Biscuits
Eat Smart Recipes - Biscuits
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