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Building a MyPlate Meal in 5 Easy Steps

Make half your plate fruits and veggies. Fruits and veggies generally cost less when they are in season. Choosing frozen veggies and fruit canned in juice may be a money-saving choice, also. Add a whole grain such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta or a whole grain tortilla. Compare prices to find the best buy […]

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Yummy Halloween Treats to Make with Children

Clementine pumpkins Peel clementine oranges Add a small piece of fresh green bean or celery for the stem               Mummy pizzas Spread a tablespoon of Pizza sauce on top of a split  English muffin. Add strips of string cheese on top of the pizza sauce, leaving a narrow strip without […]


Myth: Organic is healthier than non-organic.

Organic food differs from traditional produced food in the way it is grown, handled, and processed. Organic food is produced without using most common pesticides and fertilizers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture makes no claims that organically produced food is safer or more nutritious than conventionally produced food.Studies comparing organically grown food with conventionally grown […]