Food Safety

Picnic Safety: Tips for Cooking Outdoors

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By Dawna Bennett, MS, RD, CDN Happy summer! It is officially picnic and barbecue season – the perfect opportunity for outdoor fun with family and friends. To ensure your outdoor event is memorable for all the right reasons, here are some important tips to consider to keep food safe: Keeping Things Clean Washing your hands… Read more »

Talking Trash

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By Dawna Bennett, MS, RD, CDN Between 30 and 40 percent of food available in the United States goes uneaten – that’s as much as 20 pounds of food per person each month! Financially, this waste is significant as Americans are throwing away approximately 165 billion dollars in food annually, or $370 per person ever… Read more »

Food Safety for Older Adults

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By Jennifer Carland, RD, CDN As we age, our organs and body systems go through changes that can increase the risk of foodborne illness. Therefore, food safety is very important for adults over the age of 60. What is Foodborne Illness? Foodborne illness, often called food poisoning, is any illness that is caused by the… Read more »

Know Your Oils

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Jamie Vallone, RD, CDN One part of eating a heart healthy diet is including foods with beneficial fats called monounsaturated fats (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fats (PUFA). MUFA and PUFA are known as the heart healthy fats because when replacing the unhealthy fats known as saturated fats and trans fats in the diet, they can help… Read more »

Let’s Talk Turkey: Preparing a Safe Holiday Feast

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Nicole Goben, MS, RD, CDN Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and enjoy each other’s company alongside a great meal. But what if all that fun and merriment turns to misery if you or your guests get sick? Luckily, by following some simple food safety rules you can ensure a safe meal… Read more »

Back to School: Packing a Healthy Lunch

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Jennifer Carland, RD, CDN As this long, hot summer comes to an end, children are heading back to school and families are scrambling to prepare for the year ahead. While checking off items from the never-ending school supply list, it’s also a good time to start thinking about how you’re going to fill those new… Read more »

DURING STORMS, USE FOOD IN PROPER ORDER

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Is a blizzard coming your way?  If you are worried about a long storm during which you may not be able to get to the store, or where the power may go out, make sure you eat your food in the proper order. Fridge – eat any fresh items from the fridge first.  These items have the… Read more »

PREVENTING FOOD-BORNE ILLNESS

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By Peg Fitkowski, RD, CDN* Food plays a critical role in keeping each of us healthy and performing at our best. However, because food is a constant part of our lives, some people can become heedless to food safety issues. The good news is that it can be easier than you might think to protect… Read more »

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