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Creating a Healthful Food Environment

Creating a Healthful Food Environment

Imagine this: You’re put in charge of the snack table for your kids’ next event. How do you properly arrange the table to promote the healthful food options? What types of foods do you ask volunteers to bring?

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How to Prepare Dry Beans

How to Prepare Dry Beans

Dry beans are one of the major crops in our region, and they are inexpensive foods to add to our menus. They provide protein, fiber and a variety of vitamins and minerals. While canned beans are convenient, many types are canned with added salt and the canned version is more expensive than dry.

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Try This Quiz About CDC Recommendations for Coronavirus

Try This Quiz About CDC Recommendations for Coronavirus

Almost every newscast begins with “breaking news” about COVID-19, a specific strain of the corona family of viruses that has caused many illnesses and deaths. Have you been listening to the recommendations?

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Stress: How Are You Handling it?

Stress: How Are You Handling it?

How have you been feeling lately? Have you had a tough time sleeping at night, or are you over/under eating, procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities or getting sick with a cold or flu often? You likely are experiencing significant stress.

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Feeling Any Effects of Our Long, Cold Winter?

Feeling Any Effects of Our Long, Cold Winter?

North Dakota is one of the northern states with a population strongly affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD), especially during winter months. According to the Alternative Medicine Review, SAD is more prevalent in northern climates due to shorter days and less exposure to sunlight. SAD results in symptoms such as depression, fatigue, increased cravings for carbohydrates and weight gain.

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Exercise and Inflammation: What’s the Link?

Exercise and Inflammation: What’s the Link?

Did you know that 20 minutes of vacuuming is like walking one mile? Or that 10 minutes of stretching is like walking the length of a football field?

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Spring’s Almost Here; Need More Sunscreen?

Spring’s Almost Here; Need More Sunscreen?

Did you know one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70? Did you know that more than two people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour? If you were told that having more than five sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma, would you do something to lower your risk?

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Heart Disease and Inflammation: What Does My Diet Have to Do With It?

Heart Disease and Inflammation: What Does My Diet Have to Do With It?

Every year, 850,000 people in America have a heart attack, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But how many people know what exactly contributed to the event occurring in the first place?

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Reducing the Effects of Arthritis

Reducing the Effects of Arthritis

More than 350 million individuals worldwide are affected by arthritis and joint diseases. In the U.S., nearly 43 million people, which is approximately 20% of the population, are affected.

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