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Coaches: they're depending on you | Eat to Compete flyer
Teachers, coaches, and athletic directors can earn recertification or graduate credit at a June 2013 class.
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Comida Y Casera saludable Calendario de nutricion y actividad fisica 2014 (Spanish Nutrition Calendar)
Plan complete meals, figure total meal calories, and follow nutritious, taste-tested recipes with this full-color calendar. Each month’s photo shows the complete menu, and the grid has space to track
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Como Más Frutas y Verduras en Tres Simples Pasos
Comer una variedad de frutas y verduras todos los días es saludable. Tienen vitaminas y minerales que pueden ayudar a proteger tu salud. Muchos de estos alimentos también tienen menos calorías y más f
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Cut the Fat - Keep the Flavor -- Resource Unit About the Role of Agricultural Genetics in Reducing Saturated Fat in Food Oils (grades 6-12)
This publication introduces advanced middle school or high school students to agricultural genetics advances that are bringing new products to the marketplace that are lower in saturated fat.
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Dietary Guidelines recommend… Choose calcium foods
Use the nutrition facts panel to help you meet your daily calcium requirements. Use this publication to determine what your calcium needs are.
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Dietary Guidelines recommend… Don't sugarcoat it!
Understand the sugar/carbohydrate connection and the healthy amounts of carbohydrate needed.
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Dietary Guidelines recommend… Know your fats
Reading food labels lets you check fat content before purchasing foods. Find out how to make sense of the different kinds of fat and cholesterol.
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Dietary Guidelines recommend… Make your calories count
Find out how many calories you need and why serving size is one key to maintaining a healthy weight.
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Dietary Guidelines recommend… Reduce sodium, increase potassium
Are you sodium savvy? Get the facts and learn about the sodium/potassium connection.
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Does Your Child Have Food Allergies? You Can Eat Out Safely! Ask Before You Eat
Use these tips to find out how you can eat out safely when your child has food allergies.
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Does Your Child Have Food Allergies? You Can Feel More Confident Leaving Them in the Care of Others Ask Before You Eat
Use these tips to help your caregiver understand your child's food allergies.
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Dried Beans, Peas, and Lentils Can Help You Save $$
Find money saving ideas for meals in this publication. Get ways to store and prepare different types of dried beans as well as cooking tips to help save time and money. Also find recipes and health ti
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Eat to Compete (28 oz. water bottle)
Bottle measures 8 inches tall and can hold up to 28 oz. of water.
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Family Mealtime Conversation Cards/Tarjetas de conversación para la hora de la comida familiar (Unit=40 cards in a bag)
Forty cards with conversation starters for families to use at mealtime, in the car, or on other occasions. Both English and Spanish languages appear on the cards. Cards can also be used with th
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Folate Facts
Learn why folate (a general term for various forms of the B vitamin) is important in your diet and what foods are high in folate.
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Food Allergies It's a Matter of Life or Death Know Before You Serve
Use this poster to outline tips about food allergies for food service staff.
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Food and Fitness Craze 2!
Lots of activities for group fitness and a healthy community. Plus healthy snack ideas.
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Food and Fitness Craze!
Youth groups will welcome these ideas for snacks, activities, programs, and community service projects. Also includes discussion starters and Internet resources.
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Get Ready for the New Nutrition Facts Panel
Learn about label changes made January 2006, plus how to use food labels to make informed food choices and comparisons.
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Grip Strength -- What is it? What does it mean?
Research indicates that grip strength in midlife can predict physical disability in senior years. Get ideas for changing some daily activities to improve your grip strength.
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Healthy & Homemade Cookbook | A collection of recipes from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Containing over 70 recipes from Main Dishes, Appetizers, and Desserts to Soups, Salads, Sides, and even Snacks.  This 82-page cookbook will have you preparing healthy meals and sm
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Healthy & Homemade Meals: 2014 Nutrition and Fitness Calendar
Plan complete meals, figure total meal calories, and follow nutritious, taste-tested recipes with this full-color calendar. Each month’s photo shows the complete menu, and the grid has space to track
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Healthy & Homemade Recipe DVD
DVD with 15 lessons in English on how to prepare simple, nutritious and inexpensive recipes. Full preparation demonstrations and shopping tips are provided. Food safety is incorporated in the recipe
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Healthy Hearts: How to Monitor Fat and Cholesterol -- Raising Healthy Kids
The health habits children learn can reduce their risk for heart disease later in life.
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Heart Disease and You -- Facts about Food Choices
Make smart food choices to decrease your risk for heart disease. Find definitions and tips about reducing saturated fat and cholesterol intake. Includes heart-healthy eating tips and low-fat cooking m
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Heart Disease and You -- Facts About Risk Factors
Reduce your heart disease risk by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Use this guide to learn the risk factors you have and to estimate your risk of a heart attack in the next 10 years.
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How Much Are You Eating?
Manage the food portions you put on your plate and you'll be better able to manage your weight. Find helpful tips to quickly choose food portions compatible with your age, gender, and activity level.
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Iowa Food Security, Insecurity and Hunger -- Emergency Food Resources: Meeting Food Needs of Iowa Households
Report of an ISU Extension study of people who used food pantries in Polk, Scott, Decatur, and Monroe counties in 2002.
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Iowa Food Security, Insecurity and Hunger -- No More Food Stamps: Iowa Households that Left the Food Stamp Program
Details of a research project that studied Iowa food stamp recipients who left the program in 1997.
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Keep Kids With Food Allergies Safe: They're Counting On You! At Home-In Class-After School Ask Before You Eat
Teachers and parents can use these tips for youth who have food allergies.
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Key Nutrients
Learn about the nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates, that make up the food that we eat, and why they are important for your health.
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Latino Immigrants: Food and Housing Insecurity
This policy brief examines food and housing insecurity issues for Iowa immigrant families and suggests action steps to help improve their well-being.
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Let's Eat for the Health of It
Iowa customers only. Learn how to choose a healthy plate with these tips. Based on 2011 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, this booklet also provides information on cutting back on fats, added
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Lift 4 Bottles* of Water a Day...and Drink Them, Too!
These handy tags can be slipped over a bottle of water and include 4 strength-building exercises that can be done with water bottles.
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Mealtime Conversation Cards
Make your family meal time memorable with these conversation starters! Each set of cards provides age appropriate questions or directions to lead towards great table talk. Download, print, cut at dot
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MyPlate placemat
Colorful placemat shows food proportions recommended by MyPlate (the replacement for the Food Pyramid). You'll also find tips for making your plate a "10" by making healthier food choices.
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MyPlate placemat (Unit=4)
4 pack of colorful placemat shows food proportions recommended by MyPlate (the replacement for the Food Pyramid). You'll also find tips for making your plate a "10" by making healthier food choices.
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MyPlate Poster for Adults
Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be as simple as using the tips found on this poster. Find out what amounts, on average, American adults need from each food group. Learn how to balance
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MyPlate, My Health (Unit=50)
Your food and physical activity choices each day affect your health—how you feel today, tomorrow and in the future. These tips and ideas are a starting point. Choose a change that you can make toda
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Overweight Kids: What Communities Can Do -- Raising Healthy Kids
Here's help for communities to build partnerships among schools, families, community groups, and individuals to promote healthy living.
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Preparing for Race Day - The Mystery Club (Unit=Pkg of 10)
See what Captain Overalls, the safety crusader, suggests you do to safely and nutritiously fuel your engines for your best performance at school, at home, or anywhere. Find out how to calculate the ca
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Questions & Answers about Calcium and Vitamin D
Get answers to several questions about your need for calcium and vitamin D, whether you're 9 months, 9 years, or 9 decades old, male or female. Compare several sources of calcium, including supplement
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Saludable Y Hecho En Casa -- Healthy & Homemade Cookbook (Spanish)
Containing over 70 recipes from Main Dishes, Appetizers, and Desserts to Soups, Salads, Sides, and even Snacks. This 82-page cookbook will have you preparing healthy meals and smartly spending your d
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School Meal Program Updates for District Decision Makers
Provides information to help school districts use a HACCP-based food safety plan; includes listing of current summer short courses for foodservice personnel plus several additional online resources.
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Survivor's Guide to Healthy Web Surfing and Phone Apps
Evaluate phone apps and online sites that offer health information by using this helpful guide. Find suggested sites and know what to look for as you evaluate the reliability of information you find.
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Take A Minute - Save a Life: You Need To Know About Food Allergies Ask Before You Eat
Use this poster to provide general awareness tips about food allergies.
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Top 10 Fruits and Vegetables
A listing of the Top 10 Fruits and the Top 10 vegetables in a number of categories including vitamin content and Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) units.
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Understanding Health Claims on Food Products
Some health claims are approved by the Food and Drug Administration; others are endorsements by associations, organizations, or companies. Using the Nutrition Facts label will help you make informed d
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Vegetarian Diets
Appropriate planning is important when following a vegetarian diet. Your choices can provide both health benefits and health challenges
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Whole Grains
Including whole grains in your diet provides many health benefits, including reducing your risk for diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. The information in this publication will help you under
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