Handwashing: More than just clean hands

Those of us interested in simple ways to keep our families healthy already know the role proper hand washing plays in preventing the spread of germs. But hand washing plays another role that’s not often considered when fighting the battle to keep families healthy. In that role, hand washing is instrumental in fighting the rise of antibiotic resistance. What’s … Read More

Celebrate the Earth and Stretch Your Food Dollar!

Today is Earth Day and what better way to celebrate than by saving some green by going green with your grocery shopping. These tips adapted from Alice Henneman, Extension Educator at the University of Nebraska will take you beyond recycling the various packages that your food comes in and will help you save money, adding … Read More

NC EFNEP's Peach Pointers

North Carolina peaches are a great summertime fruit.  They are most abundant and least expensive June through September. Learn how to select, store, and prepare them in this short video.https://youtu.be/_37xcn1ImSMFor the recipes featured in the video, check the links below: Peach Salsa: http://www.great-salsa.com/peachsalsarecipes.html Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Peach Marinade: http://www.food.com/recipe/grilled-chicken-with-balsamic-peach-marinade-133801 Spinach Salad with Peaches and … Read More

How to Soak Dry Beans

Dried beans are an inexpensive low-fat source of protein and fiber that can be easily added into our diet.  They are easy to cook but must be soaked prior to using in a recipe.  This requires just a little planning and preparation before they are ready to use. Before soaking beans, pick them over, removing … Read More

How to Serve Berries

Here are a few ideas on how to serve berries: Put some in a plastic container to eat as a snack or lunch on-the-go Add to a bowl of whole grain cereal Make a yogurt parfait with berries, yogurt and granola Sprinkle on salads Make fruit kabobs along with other fruits such as pineapple chunks … Read More

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