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Jump start your 2020 healthy eating goals

12/10/2019

A few days ago, I was chatting with a friend about our holiday plans. She told me that for Thanksgiving, everyone in her family was asked to bring a favorite holiday dish to share.

Want to eat healthier in 2020? It’s OK to eat meat

12/10/2019

If you have considered cutting back on meat in your diet because of health concerns, now there’s good news for those of us who enjoy nutritious, protein-rich meat.

CBD: Is it worth the hype?

12/10/2019

You can find it in gummy candies, bottled water, cosmetics and even beer. Many Iowa farmers are interested in growing it.

Iowans struggle after spring floods

12/10/2019

When we look back at the most impactful events of 2019, we can’t forget the historic, widespread flooding along the Missouri River in western Iowa and Nebraska this spring.

Video: Updated drainage leads to improved water quality

12/10/2019

Did you know that updating Iowa's 100-year-old drainage system helps reduce fertilizer usage and allows crops to better absorb nutrients? When that water is channeled through new conservation structures, it leads to improved water quality for everyone.

Question: Does eliminating certain foods, such as dairy or gluten, in the diet benefit children with special needs, including autism or other behavioral issues?

12/10/2019

Research doesn’t support claims that eliminating dairy, gluten, sugar or other foods can benefit a child’s behavior, says Dr. Ruth MacDonald, chair of the department of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University.

Recipe: Dried Pickle Dip

12/10/2019

From the Iowa Beef Industry Council (www.iabeef.org)

Don’t be a wet hen: Practice good food safety habits at home

10/7/2019

One of my daughter’s favorite books to read before bedtime is titled “The Happy Book and Other Feelings.” There’s a character in the book named Wet Hen, who wears a shower cap and bath towel, and she’s always angry about being soaking wet.

Don’t wash your chicken!

10/7/2019

Get ready for a food safety pop quiz: Let’s say you’re planning to make chicken for dinner tonight.

Growing kids need real meat and dairy

10/7/2019

One of the biggest challenges for busy parents is trying to encourage kids to choose healthy, nutritious foods.

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