Dietary Guidelines for Americans – A Brief History

A Century of Guidance The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided nutrition education and dietary advice to the public for more than 100 years through bulletins, posters, brochures and, more recently, websites and social media. When the USDA first started providing information on diet, the information generally included advice on what to eat... Read more

Overcoming Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a joyful time, a chance to reconnect with friends and family, share delicious foods, and relax with some well-deserved time off. The holidays can also be a stressful time, with a dizzying number of demands –  shopping, traveling, cleaning, cooking, and entertaining, just to name a few. You  may not be… Read more

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Physical Activity

Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by your muscles that requires energy. This means any kind of movement you make during leisure time, transport time (like walking to the store), or your work activities counts as physical activity. Everyone can benefit from physical activity, no matter your age, sex, race or ethnicity, health… Read more

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Health Literacy

Health literacy involves the information that people need to be able to make good decisions about their health. Health literacy can help us prevent health problems and protect our health, and better manage health problems and health-related situations that may happen.There are two definitions of health literacy: Personal health literacy is how well a person… Read more

Better Breakfast Month

September has been labeled as Better Breakfast Month by the United States government. What better way to start the day than with a hearty, filling meal? We’ve all done it – run out the door without grabbing anything to eat because we’re late or too tired to make anything. We then start our day with… Read more

How to Dice an Onion

Have you ever wondered how to safely and consistently dice an onion? Grab a sharp knife, a cutting board, and an onion and watch this closed captioned video to follow a few simple steps. Before you know it, you’ll be an onion dicing pro! You can use this technique for dozens of Click ‘N Cook… Read more

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Sesame: A Major Allergen

Great news for people with sesame allergies – the ‘Big Eight’ major allergens list is being updated. The Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research Act (FASTER Act) was passed into law in April 2021, adding sesame to the list of major allergens. Previously, the eight major allergens were milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy.  … Read more

Hydration: It Matters

Hydration, the process of adding an adequate amount of liquid to the tissues in your body, is critical to keeping your body functioning. Water regulates your body temperature, keeps joints lubricated, removes waste, aids in food digestion, and keeps your vital organs active. Proper and consistent hydration can also help improve sleep and mood. Every… Read more

Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month, a national health care awareness month to focus on encouraging boys, men, and their families to increase healthy living practices, such as exercising and eating healthy. Men in the United States, on average, die 5 years earlier than women. Men also die at higher rates from the three leading causes of death, heart disease, cancer and unintentional… Read more

Mental Health Awareness

In the past year, millions of people have uncovered new mental health conditions and millions more have seen their existing conditions get worse. Even though there is more open discussion about mental health than ever before, it is important to recognize that many people will not receive resources they need. This could be due to... Read more