My Plate

Years ago, American’s looked at an abstract pyramid, called the food pyramid, for nutrition guidance. The food pyramid was a triangular diagram representing the optimal number of servings to be eaten each day from each of the basic food groups. This visual was replaced by MyPlate in 2011. MyPlate is the current nutrition guide published … Continued

Food Safety

A critical part of healthy eating is keeping foods safe. Your risk of food poisoning can be dramatically reduced by safely preparing food at home, yet 1 in 6 Americans are sickened by food poisoning each year. Follow these basic food safety guidelines to reduce your family’s risk of contracting a foodborne illness. Wash hands … Continued

Reduce Waste

Did you know that Americans waste about a pound of food per person each day, equating to 150,000 tons of food? Research shows fruit and vegetables were the most likely to be thrown out, followed by dairy and then meat. An estimated 40% of all food waste occurs in the home. By following the tips … Continued

Cook at Home

Despite several avenues used to promote cooking such farmers’ markets, cookbooks, and cooking shows, many people don’t. What’s worse is now more than ever, people report not knowing how to cook. To top it all off, many people who cook meals at home aren’t really cooking, per se; they’re simply heating up convenience foods and … Continued

Kitchen Timesavers

There are countless things in life that are valuable, including work, family, health, possessions, etc. However, with only 1440 minutes in the day, it could be argued that time is the most valuable thing you’ll ever have. Preparing a healthful meal for yourself or your family during a busy work week means scheduling time out … Continued