Nutrition and Health
Mother and daughters prepare Thanksgiving dinner
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The holidays are all about bringing family and friends together to celebrate the season and enjoy good food. However, some unwelcome guests like Salmonella, E. coli, Staph aureus and Listeria can ruin an otherwise great party.
canned peaches
Just because it's autumn doesn't mean you have to wait to have your favorite summertime fruits and vegetables. This article aims to take on the myth that fresh is always best when choosing fruits and vegetables.
family picnic
Research suggests that children who take part in regular family meals eat healthier foods, have fewer problems with delinquency and experience greater academic achievement. Family meals also support improved psychological well-being and positive family interactions. Read about the six key reasons why family mealtime should be included in your schedule.
photo of people at a farmers market
Shoppers at more than 100 farmers markets, grocery stores, food pantries and roadside produce stands throughout Indiana can now connect with FoodLink, Purdue Extension's online hub for information about healthy foods.
Purdue food and nutrition scientist Mario Ferruzzi says that nursing women can boost the carotenoid
A Purdue University-led analysis of breast milk concludes that levels of health-promoting compounds known as carotenoids differ by country, with the U.S. lagging behind China and Mexico, a reflection of regional dietary habits.
River scene
Bob Rode, aquaculture extension specialist, shares resources to aid with the confusion as to whether seafood is healthy or harmful. USDA encourages the public to consume approximately 2 meals per week of seafood as part of a healthy diet. Is that safe?
Orange corn is naturally higher in provitamin A carotenoids. (Purdue Agricultural Communication phot
Purdue researchers have identified a set of genes that can be used to naturally boost the provitamin A content of corn kernels, a finding that could help combat vitamin A deficiency in developing countries and macular degeneration in the elderly.

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