Food
Is it safe to use food from dented cans? If a can containing food has a small dent, but is otherwise in good shape, the food should be safe to eat. Discard deeply dented cans. A deep dent is one that you can lay your finger in to. Deep dents often have sharp points. A sharp dent on the top, bottom or side seam can damage the seam and allow bacteria to enter the can Discard any can with a deep dent on any seam.
There is a major push by consumers recently to have access to fresh and local food and to know where that food is coming from. One of the best ways to participate in this movement here locally is by visiting the upcoming Monticello Farmer's Market. The Monticello Farmer's Market will be held on Saturday's from 9:00am to 1:00pm from May 20th to October 28th at 1210 N 6th Street in Monticello in the parking lot of BJ Wingers. It will also be held on Tuesday evenings from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Consti
March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is "Put Your Best Fork Forward". Here are 20 ways to enjoy more fruits and vegetables as we should make half of our plate fruits and vegetables. It's also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. All of these are packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables
A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. So how do you choose a healthy eating plan? Let's begin by defining what a healthy eating plan is. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 -2020, a healthy eating plan: Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products. Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans eggs, and nuts. Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (s
Current food trends suggest there is confusion about the safety of the food system (production, processing distribution, consumption and waste management) leading to skepticism and decrease consumer confidence in our food supply.
The Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) is partnering with Health by Design to present a series of workshops this spring and summer designed to help seven Indiana communities become healthier-as well as more walkable, bikeable and accessible for people of all ages and abilities. White County is one of the recipients of the Active Living Workshop.
If your plastic food container can't hold its shape in hot water or the microwave, then you may need to toss (or recycle) it. This is true of most containers that are meant to transport food such as takeout containers, and those that you purchase food products in, such as yogurt containers. These types of containers are designed for a one-time use only.

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