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EXTENSION NEWS: Eating healthy on a budget
Does your budget make you want to eat peanut butter and Ramen noodles? Many people report that when they are cutting their budget, their first cuts are healthy foods, which for many seems like a splurge. Fortunately, you can still buy and enjoy nutritious foods without dipping deep into your wallet. Here are some ideas.
EXTENSION NEWS: Try new greens for your salad
Spring and summer are great times of year to explore a wide variety of fresh greens. Salads are popular any time, but how about being adventurous and trying some leafy greens you might not be as familiar with?
EXTENSION NEWS: Children and play
Play is the key to every child’s well being. Children learn about the world and experience life through play. One definition of play is “the spontaneous activity of children.” Through play, children practice the roles they will play later in life.
EXTENSION NEWS: Tips on downsizing when moving from the family home
Moving and relocating to a smaller home later in life can have challenges. Instead of buying something larger to accommodate a growing family, older adults are more interested in having less space with fewer home maintenance responsibilities.
EXTENSION NEWS: Friendships throughout life
Friendships are important and especially to older adults. Friends help to give one a sense of belonging, self-worth, and satisfaction in life.
EXTENSION NEWS: Steps to consume more, weigh less
You can make your diet more satisfying and filling by increasing bulk in your diet. Fruits and vegetables in puree or chopped can be added to smoothies, quick breads, main dishes or desserts.
EXTENSION NEWS: How many calories do you need?
The number of calories you should consume each day is personalized, as much as it can be according to your age, your sex and your activity level.
EXTENSION NEWS: SMART goals aim to help you achieve your goals
Take a few minutes to dream. Dreams are important; because they help you know what you want to do with your life.
EXTENSION NEWS: Eat better on a budget
There are many ways that you can save money on the food you eat. In the USDA Nutrition Education Series have tips on how you can stretch food dollars.
Cooking with coconut oil
There have been many claims lately about the health benefits of coconut oil. Its newfound popularity, however, may not be based on existing knowledge and research that causes nutrition experts to recommend using coconut oil, like other fats and oils sparingly.
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