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Jan 24

“Loving Your Family” Classes Scheduled

Class dates and topics for the “Loving Your Family” series have been set. All meetings will begin at 5:00 PM at the ISU Extension Office meeting room. Space is limited, so please call the Public Health office to pre-register (641-464-0691). January 28, Family Meals February 5, How Much Food and Physical Activity? February 11, Vegetables […]

Aug 3

Pick a Better Snack – Take a Nectarine to Go!

Nectarines are like bald peaches, and they taste similar yet nectarines are a bit more tart. The smooth-skin characteristic that distinguishes nectarines is a minor genetic variation, like red hair among people; it is even possible that a peach tree may suddenly produce a branch that bears nectarines, and vice versa. The word “nectarine” means […]

Jul 2

Pick a Better Snack – Cantaloupe

Did you know that the color of a fruit or vegetable’s flesh indicates how nutritious it is? Cut open a cantaloupe, and its bright orange color tells you the fruit is chock-full of essential vitamins and minerals. Cantaloupe contains more Vitamin A than any other fruit. It’s also high in vitamin C. In fact, one […]

May 4

Pick a Better Snack: Asparagus

Do you make half your plate fruits and vegetables? Why not take the whole family to the grocery store and have each member pick out a new and different fruit or vegetable to try? Now that spring is in full swing, you should be able to find all sorts of freshly picked produce. The word […]