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Nutrition Nibbles: Why should you eat PROTEIN?

Protein is found in animal products such as meat, eggs, milk, and cheese. It is also found in nuts, seeds, beans, and peas. Protein is important because when consumed it helps repair our muscles/cells and is also the building blocks for enzymes, hormones, and vitamins. Varying your protein food choices is important to get a […]

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Simple Skills to Help Manage Stress – by Terri Kolb, Extension Educator

Submitted by: Terri Kolb Health and Well-Being Educator University of Wisconsin Madison-Division of Extension Forest and Oneida County     Noticing Positive Events is a skill worth learning. Research with different types of chronically stressed people – caregivers, people with serious illness, people dealing with the loss of a loved one, etc., have taught us that most […]

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Nutrition Nibbles: Why should you eat more WHOLE GRAINS?

Whole grains are an important source of many nutrients including dietary fiber, B-vitamins, and minerals. Dietary Fiber – Can help reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. B-vitamins – Essential for a healthy nervous system. They also help the body release energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Iron – Many grain […]

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Coping with Rising Prices

With gas prices passing $4.00/gallon in Wisconsin many -of us are feeling the pinch at the pump. While many families are still recovering from losing income during the pandemic, the current spikes in prices for gas and food can feel particularly hard to manage right now. Consider trying some of the strategies listed below to […]

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Do NOT Can Pickled Eggs and more food safety information

While you may see home-canned pickled eggs for purchase, it is actually not safe to can pickled eggs at home. In fact, home-pickled eggs stored at room temperature were linked to a case of botulism – so you just imagine long term shelf storage of canned pickled eggs!

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