The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is designed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sounds diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.
Holiday dinners often include the traditional turkey and dressing, pumpkin pie, and more. All these foods include a variety of herbs and spices, which make the food taste great! Rhonda Ferree, Horticulture Educator with University of Illinois Extension, says that there are differences between herbs and spices.
Children who eat nutritious foods are likely to be healthier, have a lower risk of obesity, and be better prepared to learn in school. However, in today's fast-food society, childhood obesity is on the rise, and too many children are not getting adequate nutrition.
Chicago's Farmers Markets bring more than 70 vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers to neighborhoods throughout the City of Chicago. Markets are held every day of the week in the city.
Why shop at a farmers market? Watch this video to learn about the benefits of buying fresh, nutritious, delicious and locally grown foods. Hear a Nutrition.gov registered dietitian talk with shoppers and farmers. Then go visit your local farmers market for the freshest food in season!
The Whole Grains Council is a nonprofit consumer advocacy group that helps consumers find whole grain foods and understand their health benefits; helps manufacturers create delicious whole grain products; and helps the media write accurate,...
Healthy eating is not easy. It’s even more difficult when you eat out. Many people eat out more than four times per week. If you eat out often, you must choose your food carefully. Just one fast-food meal can exceed a whole day’s fat limit, with 60 or more fat grams, depending on your food choices.
Recommended daily amounts found in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate are the amounts of food from each group that preschoolers need to consume each day to meet their needs. A portion size is how much food your child is served at individual meals and snacks.
How do you maintain the balance of healthy eating and still end the holiday on a positive note? First of all, remember that Halloween is a special occasion. It’s a great time to relax your standards about candy eating but also a great opportunity to increase your consumption of healthy foods to offset the urges to overindulge on holiday sweets.
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