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Summertime favorite: Watermelon

Brenda Aufdenkamp, NU Extension - Jun. 11, 2024

There are more than 1,200 different varieties of watermelons. Watermelon provides a refreshing way to help reach the MyPlate recommendation of 1-2 cups from the fruit group each day. Watermelon is an American summertime favorite. Throughout the summer months, many cannot get enough of this sweet treat. A cup of watermelon is equal to a […]

Summertime favorite: Watermelon

Brenda Aufdenkamp, NU Extension -

There are more than 1,200 different varieties of watermelons. Watermelon provides a refreshing way to help reach the MyPlate recommendation of 1-2 cups from the fruit group each day. Watermelon is an American summertime favorite. Throughout the summer months, many cannot get enough of this sweet treat. A cup of watermelon is equal to a […]

Archived: Freezing tomatoes

Brenda Aufdenkamp, NU Extension - Aug. 25, 2023

There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy tomatoes from a bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich, to mixing them with mozzarella and balsamic glaze, to roasting them on the grill. Other ways might include omelets topped with tomatoes, a fresh salsa or tomatoes in a pasta salad. Tomatoes are a great way to get lycopene, an […]

Archived: Freezing tomatoes

Brenda Aufdenkamp, NU Extension -

There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy tomatoes from a bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich, to mixing them with mozzarella and balsamic glaze, to roasting them on the grill. Other ways might include omelets topped with tomatoes, a fresh salsa or tomatoes in a pasta salad. Tomatoes are a great way to get lycopene, an […]

Archived: How to read Nutrition Facts labels

Brenda Aufdenkamp, NU Extension - Jun. 4, 2022

Nutrition Facts labels on food products were published for the first time in 1994 to help people make informed food choices. The label content was updated in January 2021. The label helps you choose foods that contribute to lifelong healthy eating habits. The label lists information about the food products — serving size, calories, nutrient […]

Archived: How to read Nutrition Facts labels

Brenda Aufdenkamp, NU Extension -

Nutrition Facts labels on food products were published for the first time in 1994 to help people make informed food choices. The label content was updated in January 2021. The label helps you choose foods that contribute to lifelong healthy eating habits. The label lists information about the food products — serving size, calories, nutrient […]

Archived: Tips for successful, fun camping

Brenda Aufdenkamp, NU Extension - May. 31, 2022

The great outdoors offers an abundance of adventures for the entire family, and physical and mental health benefits – less stress, exercise, sunshine, improved moods, fresh air — just a few of the rewards of camping and getting away from external distractions. Preparing and packing Preparation is important to ensure a positive experience. Make a […]

Archived: Tips for successful, fun camping

Brenda Aufdenkamp, NU Extension -

The great outdoors offers an abundance of adventures for the entire family, and physical and mental health benefits – less stress, exercise, sunshine, improved moods, fresh air — just a few of the rewards of camping and getting away from external distractions. Preparing and packing Preparation is important to ensure a positive experience. Make a […]

Archived: Teaching children about money

Brenda Aufdenkamp, NU Extension - Oct. 21, 2021

Research has shown children learn the most about money from their parents. They watch parents spend or save money every day (observation). Also, they hear their parents talk about money either directly or indirectly (talking it over). And, children learn about money by using it themselves (learning by doing).         Observation – Watching their parents and […]

Archived: Teaching children about money

Brenda Aufdenkamp, NU Extension -

Research has shown children learn the most about money from their parents. They watch parents spend or save money every day (observation). Also, they hear their parents talk about money either directly or indirectly (talking it over). And, children learn about money by using it themselves (learning by doing).         Observation – Watching their parents and […]