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Dietitian: Don’t fall for diet disasters

Dietitian: Don’t fall for diet disasters
Not much time has passed since everyone made those new year’s resolutions to eat better, or eat less. National Nutrition Month is an opportunity to reassess.



Fruity French Toast

Fruity French Toast
Try this delicious recipe for Fruity French Toast to start off your day and help you meet your daily requirements.



Sweet potatoes pack a nutritious punch

Sweet potatoes pack a nutritious punch
Sweet news for yam fans: Carbohydrates can be good for you—as long as they’re complex carbohydrates, like those found in sweet potatoes.



Fruited Irish Oatmeal

Fruited Irish Oatmeal
This hearty winter breakfast has whole grains from the oats, lots of vitamins and antioxidants from the fruits and good fat from the nuts. It's not only healthy. It's tasty, too!



Benefit-rich broccoli is for more than just steaming

Benefit-rich broccoli is for more than just steaming
You can boil, puree, steam or stir-fry it, because broccoli is both beneficial and versatile.



Homemade eggnog—season’s sipping, without Salmonella

Homemade eggnog—season’s sipping, without Salmonella
Dec. 24 is National Eggnog Day, but the holiday treat is readily available weeks before that. Getting thirsty?



Extension, American Farm Bureau working to prevent rural opioid abuse

Extension, American Farm Bureau working to prevent rural opioid abuse
Virginia Cooperative Extension has been awarded a grant to help with the opioid crisis affecting Virginians, especially those in rural areas.



FDA to examine food labels that influence consumer decisions

FDA to examine food labels that influence consumer decisions
Consumers often make food purchases based on labels, which can affect their health.



Don’t let heat stress get you down

Don’t let heat stress get you down
Heat stress won’t just slow you down—it also can be deadly.



Farm-to-table event exposes nutrition knowledge gap

Farm-to-table event exposes nutrition knowledge gap
More than 50 medical, nutrition and nursing students from the University of Virginia toured local farms and enjoyed local foods at a Farm Bureau-sponsored farm-to-table event Sept. 25.



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