November Harvest of the Month: Winter Squash

November’s Harvest of the Month: Winter Squash

WINTER SQUASH offers many health benefits: high in vitamins A & C, fiber, vitamin E, vitamin B6, manganese, and potassium. One cup of cubed winter squash contains about 80 calories, virtually no fat, and very little sodium. There are so many delicious ways to use winter squash!   Look for firm winter squash that have […]

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Food Safety

Large food recalls have recently forced consumers to throw away foods because of contamination with the potentially deadly bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Additionally, spices and produce sold in local grocery stores have been recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause illness. How can you help your family stay safe […]

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October is Health Literacy Month!

What is Health Literacy and why it is important? Health Literacy can be defined as the ability to obtain, understand, and act on health information and services. For some, health information is readily available. But deciding what data sources to trust can be difficult, particularly when presented with conflicting recommendations. For others, the challenge is […]

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Preserving Pumpkin or Winter Squash

With pumpkin-flavored products abundant in the grocery stores these days, it’s tempting to try your hand at your own pumpkin ‘creations’ at home. Check out the UW Extension website Safe & Healthy: Preparing and Preserving Food at Home for great tips on safely preserving pumpkin and winter squash.

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Join the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch!

Join the Great Lakes states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Participants of all ages are invited to crunch! Crunching isn’t just for kids: anyone who loves apples and local farmers […]

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Continue to Check Your Free Credit Report after a Data Breach

UW-Extension recommends that you view one credit report every four months so you can be sure that the information is up-to-date and accurate year round. Reviewing your own report every four months is especially important given the number of data breaches occurring these past few years. Read the press release for more details and resources. […]

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RSS – Are You In?

Have you subscribed to any UW-Extension RSS feeds yet? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication.  RSS is a is a simple way to always have up-to-date information on a UW-Extension progam area that you are interested in.  Each time a new post is added to the website, you will receive a notification either in your e-mail […]

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