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College publications are given 2-part "pub numbers" that are used to identify them. The first part (the prefix) is a set of letters that indicates which series the document belongs to. A series is a grouping of documents that share similar content.

The second part of the pub number is just a sequential number.

Series: Food and Nutrition



Think Your Plate
10/24/2018 (major revision)

Making the right food choices is a great way for people with diabetes to control their blood glucose. Managing blood glucose helps reduce the risk for health complications. | FCS3-548
web only | 2 pages | 880 words | - | PDF: 240 kb


Carbohydrate Counting
10/24/2018 (major revision)

Carbohydrate (carb) counting is a way of keeping track of the amount of carbohydrates you get from the foods you eat. Carbohydrate counting can help you manage your blood glucose level. | FCS3-546
web only | 8 pages | 2,000 words | 97 downloads | PDF: 677 kb


Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
10/24/2018 (minor revision)

Two out of three adults living with diabetes also have high blood pressure. High blood pressure has no symptoms. It may be difficult to tell if your blood pressure is high. A person may have high blood pressure for years and not know it. | FCS3-543
web only | 4 pages | 1,400 words | - | PDF: 190 kb


Diabetes and Hemoglobin A1C
10/24/2018 (minor revision)

Diabetes is often called a "silent disease" because it can cause serious complications without symptoms. A person with diabetes may feel healthy and still have too high a level of blood glucose. It is important to know how well you are managing your blood glucose level. | FCS3-542
web only | 2 pages | 820 words | - | PDF: 132 kb


Sweet Enough Without All That Sugar
9/10/2018 (new)

Sweeteners have been around since the earliest history of man and provided carbohydrates as a source of energy. Fruit and honey were the first sweet foods available. Today, sugar is one of the most popular food additives in the United States. We know that the overindulgence of foods high in calories and low in nutrients can lead to chronic health problems. Even so, questions remain. How much sugar do I really need? What is the difference between sugars and artificial sweeteners? What part does sugar play in a healthy diet? Is life really sweet without all that sugar? | FCS3-618
web only | 6 pages | 1,885 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 1,590 kb


Monitoring Blood Glucose
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

Keeping your blood glucose level within the target range set by you and your doctor reduces the risk of diabetes complications. It is important to check your blood glucose regularly so you can see how certain foods, activities and medicine affect your blood glucose level. | FCS3-551
web only | 4 pages | 1,083 words | 56 downloads | PDF: 163 kb


Diabetes and Footcare
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

When blood glucose stays high for a long time it can cause problems for your feet, heart, eyes and kidneys. The main goal for people with diabetes is to keep their blood glucose within the target range set by the doctor or healthcare team. People with diabetes tend to have more problems with their feet. Checking your feet every day can prevent serious foot problems. | FCS3-550
web only | 4 pages | 1,551 words | - | PDF: 493 kb


Diabetes and the Healthcare Team
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

Diabetes is a disease that affects many parts of the body, such as the eyes, kidneys, blood vessels, heart, legs and feet. As a result, a team approach to taking care of the disease can be very helpful. When a team of individuals works together problems are identified earlier, and it is easier to reduce or prevent diabetes complications. | FCS3-549
web only | 4 pages | 1,811 words | - | PDF: 197 kb


Diabetes and Cholesterol
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

People with diabetes should pay attention to their cholesterol levels because high levels of blood cholesterol can lead to heart disease. People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. When they do, they are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease. | FCS3-544
web only | 3 pages | 1,254 words | - | PDF: 143 kb


Physical Activities and Diabetes
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

Physical activity plays an important part in the life of a person with diabetes. Being physically active helps you control your blood glucose and blood pressure. Taking part in physical activity provides protection against heart disease and stroke. | FCS3-541
web only | 4 pages | 1,422 words | - | PDF: 177 kb


Managing Your Diabetes
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

Diabetes is a disease in which there is too much glucose in the blood. The main goal for a person with diabetes is to keep his or her blood glucose under control. Diabetes management means learning all you can about the disease, maintaining a healthy weight, checking blood glucose three or more times a day, exercising, and/or taking medication as prescribed. | FCS3-540
web only | 2 pages | 638 words | 40 downloads | PDF: 131 kb


Understanding Diabetes
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

Diabetes is a disease that affects 387 million people in the world, and this number is expected to double in the next 20 years. Approximately 46.3 percent of this population is undiagnosed. A diagnosis of diabetes is not a death sentence, but to remain in good health you must learn all you can about the disease and how to manage it. | FCS3-539
web only | 2 pages | 865 words | - | PDF: 131 kb


Breathe Easy with COPD
8/29/2018 (new)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD, is the 4th leading cause of death in Kentucky and in the United States. Almost 1 in 10 Kentucky adults have been diagnosed with COPD by a doctor and it is estimated that even more people are living with the disease and donít even know it. Although this disease can be deadly, simple changes in lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing the disease or improve your health if already diagnosed. | FCS3-617
web only | 3 pages | 1,062 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 274 kb


Say Yes to Cancer Prevention
8/29/2018 (new)

Cancer is when damaged cells grow and divide uncontrollably in the body. These cancer cells can then spread to other parts of the body. These cells are unhealthy and they take over normal cells, making it hard for our body to function normally. Cancer is a word used to refer to several different, but related diseases. Usually cancer is named by what organ it affects first. For example, if cancer is found first in the lungs, it is called lung cancer. | FCS3-616
web only | 4 pages | 1,518 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 649 kb


Healthy Choices for a Healthy Heart
8/29/2018 (new)

Heart disease and cardiovascular disease are two terms that mean the same thing. These terms refer to all diseases of the heart and blood vessels. For example, heart disease includes heart attacks, strokes, atherosclerosis, heart failure, and other conditions of the heart and blood vessels. Many of these diseases have a similar underlying cause---a build-up of fat in blood vessels. | FCS3-615
web only | 4 pages | 1,601 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 1,084 kb


All About Blood Pressure
8/29/2018 (new)

Blood pressure is the amount of force caused by blood as it pushes through the blood vessels in the body. This pressure is created by the pumping action of the heart. Blood vessels are like small tubes with blood constantly flowing through them. In order for blood to flow to all parts of the body from the heart, there has to be enough force behind the blood for it to be pushed all the way down to our toes and all the way up to our brain. This is our blood pressure. | FCS3-614
web only | 4 pages | 1,404 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 988 kb


Why Blood Sugar Matters
8/29/2018 (new)

Diabetes is a disease. It is not like the flu or a cold---you canít catch it from just being around your friends or family. It usually occurs when people have too much sugar in their blood and they cannot control their blood sugar level. If blood sugar levels are too high, it can be harmful to all parts of our bodies and keep us from doing the things we enjoy in life. | FCS3-613
web only | 5 pages | 1,812 words | 5 downloads | PDF: 1,611 kb


It Starts with Body Weight
8/29/2018 (new)

We need certain amounts of fat in our body to be healthy. Body fat serves many purposes, including protecting and cushioning internal organs, especially during a fall. It makes chemical signals that regulate how much food we eat and the energy we use to live. Throughout history, fat has allowed humans to store energy for times when food was unavailable. But current obesity research indicates that too much body fat can negatively affect health. | FCS3-612
web only | 5 pages | 1,849 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 886 kb


Nutrition and Your Health
8/29/2018 (new)

There is no doubt that our health and nutrition are important. But what exactly do these two words mean? And how are they related? In order to understand their relationship, we must be able to define what good health looks like and what it means to have good nutrition. Then, we can make healthy lifestyle choices each day that will help us prevent conditions and diseases related to poor nutrition. | FCS3-611
web only | 4 pages | 1,322 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 1,187 kb


Meal Kits: Are They Worth It?
4/10/2018 (new)

There is high demand for convenience in our society. As a result, meal kit services have become increasingly popular. These meal kits are mailed directly to your front door each week. These kits include recipes and pre-measured ingredients ready to be used right away. Some of the most popular services include BlueApron, HelloFresh, and Plated. Since their beginning in 2012, meal kit services have grown into a $2.2-billion-dollar industry. There are over 100 companies in the US providing meal kit services. | FCS3-610
web only | 4 pages | 1,533 words | 34 downloads | PDF: 598 kb


Shaking Down on Salt
2/9/2018 (new)

The demand for convenience and a change in eating habits have contributed to the popularity of dining out. Busy schedules often force people to eat on the run. Take out, frozen foods, and home-delivered meals are habits characteristic of many Americans. Meals eaten away from home can potentially contribute excess calories, fat, and sodium while limiting the intake of calcium, dietary fiber, and vitamins A and C. Excess snacking from calorie-laden, low nutrient-dense foods can lead to consuming too much fat and sugar. The two trends of dining out more and an increased interest in health, fitness, and nutrition seem to be incompatible, but with careful planning, healthful eating can be achieved regardless of our busy lives. | FCS3-609
web only | 2 pages | 1,607 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 351 kb


Fitting Nutrition into Your Busy Lifestyle
2/9/2018 (new)

Your overall nutrition picture depends on selections of food and serving sizes over a period of time. To make wise food choices you need to know a little about food and healthful cooking techniques. A balanced diet contains a wide variety of foods. The key to making good food choices is to plan. | FCS3-608
web only | 2 pages | 988 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 871 kb


Dining Out in a Healthy Way
2/9/2018 (new)

Sodium is an important mineral to the body. It helps keep body fluids in balance, helps the body to absorb certain nutrients, and also aids in muscle performance and sending nerve messages. Excessive sodium in the diet is linked with high blood pressure or hypertension. Hypertension can result in diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, or stroke. | FCS3-607
web only | 5 pages | 767 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 2,684 kb


Modifying Recipes
2/9/2018 (new)

To make recipe modification a common practice, we should frequently think about how increasing the nutrition of our recipes relates to our health. For example, lowering the amount of sodium in the diet over time through small recipe modifications may reduce risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. | FCS3-606
web only | 3 pages | 889 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 834 kb


Navigating the Grocery Store
2/9/2018 (new)

age American makes over 200 food and beverage-related choices each day. This number seems high, but it makes sense when we think about the decisions we make. We decide what food and beverages we will eat. We are exposed to a multitude of items in our grocery stores. We are bombarded with television advertisements to choose specific food. And there are many fast food restaurant options available in our communities. | FCS3-605
web only | 3 pages | 1,504 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 1,068 kb


Understanding Healthy Food Choices
2/9/2018 (new)

Have you ever heard that shopping the perimeter of a grocery store is healthier? Many healthy foods are on the outer walls of the store, yet several other healthy options are also tucked in the middle aisles. If you know what you are looking for and how to find them, several other items in the middle of the store should be on your grocery list. | FCS3-604
web only | 4 pages | 869 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 1,666 kb


Home Canning Meat, Poultry and Seafood
2/2/2018 (minor revision)

Home canning your own meat, poultry, wild game or fish can help you save money, gain control over what's in your food, and save time in meal preparation. To ensure safe, high quality home-canned products, always follow research-based recommendations when canning. | FCS3-585
web only | 9 pages | 3,232 words | 113 downloads | PDF: 412 kb


Home Canning Fruit
2/2/2018 (minor revision)

Home canning fruit from your garden, orchard, or local farmers market can help save you money and gain control over what's in your food, while preserving the taste of summer for your family's year-round enjoyment. To ensure safe, high quality home-canned products, always follow research-based recommendations when canning. | FCS3-584
web only | 12 pages | 3,675 words | - | PDF: 542 kb


Home Canning Vegetables
2/2/2018 (minor revision)

Home canning vegetables from your garden or local farmers market can help you save money and gain control over what's in your food while preserving the bounty of summer for your family's year-round enjoyment. To ensure safe, high quality home-canned products, always follow research-based recommendations when canning. | FCS3-583
web only | 13 pages | 3,926 words | - | PDF: 444 kb


Home Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
2/2/2018 (minor revision)

Home canning tomatoes and tomato products can help you save money and gain control over what's in your food while preserving the bounty of summer for your family's year-round enjoyment. The recipes included in this publication are research-based for safe home canning. | FCS3-580
web only | 14 pages | 4,000 words | 221 downloads | PDF: 402 kb


Home Canning Basics
2/2/2018 (minor revision)

People choose to can foods at home for many reasons: to preserve the harvest from their gardens or local farmers markets for year-round enjoyment; to gain more control over what is in their food by limiting or avoiding salt, sugar or preservatives; to save money; to get better-tasting canned foods; to follow family traditions; or just for the sense of satisfaction that home canning provides. | FCS3-578
web only | 6 pages | 2,913 words | 296 downloads | PDF: 359 kb


Body Balance: Nutritious Nuts and Seeds
12/21/2017 (new)

Eating plant foods, such as nuts and seeds, makes a diet more nutritious and may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases. It is especially helpful if you encounter pollutants in the environment. Plant foods, including nuts and seeds contain nutritious compounds called phytonutrients. Unlike vitamins and minerals, there is no Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for phytonutrients. | FCS3-603
web only | 4 pages | 1,318 words | 44 downloads | PDF: 4,580 kb


Body Balance: Safe Storage for Food and Drink
12/21/2017 (new)

How food and drink is stored plays a big part in how long it stays fresh. Some types of packaging can keep food fresher longer. There are many types of packaging and beverage containers, and some are safer than others, which may have negative health effects. People are exposed to pollution every day, in ways that cannot always be avoided. Even storage containers may contain potentially harmful chemicals. For example, heating plastic that is not microwave safe can cause chemical residue to come in contact with food. Certain plastics may have negative effects on health. Read on to find out more about the safest ways to store food and drinks. | FCS3-602
web only | 3 pages | 884 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 883 kb


Body Balance: Picking out Produce: All About Organic and Conventional Food
12/21/2017 (new)

When shopping at the grocery store, there are many choices to make about which foods to purchase. Currently, one of the most popular food trends is eating organic produce. Organic produce is marked with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Organic label and is usually separated from the rest. There are some differences between how organic foods and regular or conventionally foods are grown. Pesticides are found in almost all foods. | FCS3-601
web only | 3 pages | 918 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 1,240 kb


Body Balance: Fundamentals of Fermented Foods
12/21/2017 (new)

Fermented foods are foods that have been aged in a way that allows good bacteria to develop in them. Consuming these good bacteria can benefit health. Common fermented foods are yogurt, soy sauce, sauerkraut, and some types of pickles. Although these foods may seem like an odd assortment, they are all fermented and contain good bacteria. | FCS3-600
web only | 4 pages | 1,360 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 847 kb


Body Balance: Healthy Ways to Flavor Your Food
12/21/2017 (new)

Using herbs and spices is a healthy way to add flavor to food and they may protect against the harmful effects of environmental pollution. We are exposed to pollution every day in our air, water, soil, and even our food. This exposure to pollution may have negative effects on health. Herbs and spices help protect the body by decreasing cell damage caused by the pollution that we are exposed to everyday. Reducing cell damage helps protect against the development or progression of various chronic diseases. Some herbs and spices are also anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, which helps keep the immune system strong to protect against diseases and pollution. Even though research shows that herbs and spices are beneficial to health, scientists have not determined exactly how much of each herb and spice should be consumed each day. In the future, there may be official recommendations, like for vitamins. Incorporating a variety of herbs and spices into meals is flavorful and may have health benefits. | FCS3-599
web only | 3 pages | 987 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 1,120 kb


Body Balance: Make Your Plate a Rainbow
12/21/2017 (new)

A phytonutrient comes from plant-based foods. Think of a phytonutrient like a vitamin or mineral in that it can benefit health. Research shows they are good, but scientists have not determined them to be essential like vitamins or minerals, or determined how much needs to be consumed each day. In the future, there may be recommended levels of phytonutrients to consume, just like vitamins and minerals today. There are thousands of phytonutrients. They naturally occur in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and other plant foods. Like vitamins and minerals, there are diverse types of phytonutrients, and they have various positive health effects. Certain foods are higher in some types of phytonutrients than others, just like how vitamin C is high in oranges, and milk is high in calcium. Therefore, consuming a variety of plant foods means you will eat a variety of phytonutrients! | FCS3-598
web only | 3 pages | 631 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 1,180 kb


Body Balance: Cut Down on Environmental Pollutants in Your Food
12/21/2017 (new)

Environmental pollutants in food are concerning. Foods like fish may be contaminated with mercury and Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Fruits and rice may contain arsenic. High-fat meat and dairy products may also contain chemicals from pollution that aren't healthy for your body. Read on to learn how to choose foods with less pollutants, which can help keep the body healthier and lessen the risk of chronic diseases. | FCS3-597
web only | 5 pages | 1,634 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 1,820 kb


Body Balance: The Connection between Pollution and Nutrition
12/21/2017 (new)

Pollution increases compounds called free radicals in the body. Too many free radicals in the body cause oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can increase the risk for cancer and other chronic diseases because cells are damaged more easily and do not repair themselves as well. Pollution in the environment cannot always be avoided. However, eating for good health may help reduce the effects of pollution in the body. Choosing more nutritious foods, such as those high in phytonutrients, may reduce oxidative stress and protect the body from the negative health effects of pollution. | FCS3-596
web only | 2 pages | 734 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 214 kb


Recommended Food Storage Times: Cold and Dry Refrigerated and Frozen Foods
5/16/2017 (new)

Knowing how to store foods and maintain quality is important. Properly storing food results in optimum nutritional value, reduced waste from spoilage, decreased risk of foodborne illness, and fresher, better tasting food. | FCS3-595
web only | 8 pages | 2,033 words | 39 downloads | PDF: 914 kb


Drying Food at Home
3/30/2017 (major revision)

Drying food at home has several advantages. It can help you save money, gain control over what's in your food, and preserve the bounty of summer gardens and orchards for your family's year-round enjoyment. | FCS3-501
web only | 16 pages | 7,532 words | 75 downloads | PDF: 375 kb


Jerky Safety
3/14/2017 (new)

Safe handling and preparation methods must always be used when preparing any type of jerky. | FCS3-594
web only | 1 pages | 584 words | 43 downloads | PDF: 1,508 kb


Safe Home Canning: Altitude Adjustments
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

For safe home canning, it's important to know your altitude (or elevation), since altitude affects processing times and pressures. If you live at an altitude greater than 1,000 feet, you may need to adjust processing times or pressures to ensure the safety of your home-canned foods. | FCS3-591
web only | 2 pages | 690 words | 55 downloads | PDF: 336 kb


Home Canning Soups and Stews
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

To ensure safe, high quality home-canned products, always follow research-based recipes when canning. Safe, tested recipes for home-canned soups and stews are based on laboratory measurements of pH and heat penetration into the jars during processing, which are specific to the recipe being tested. | FCS3-586
web only | 14 pages | 3,800 words | 127 downloads | PDF: 455 kb


Home Canning Pickles and Fermented Foods
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

The home canning of pickles, relishes, and fermented foods allows you to enjoy the bounty of your summer garden or local farmers market year-round. It may also save you money and give you some control over what's in your food. To ensure safe, high-quality home-canned products, always follow research-based recommendations when canning. | FCS3-582
web only | 21 pages | 5,425 words | 184 downloads | PDF: 527 kb


Home Canning Salsa
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

Salsas are usually mixtures of high acid foods, such as tomatoes and/or fruit, with low acid foods, such as onions and peppers. With the addition of lemon juice, citric acid, or vinegar in the right proportion, salsa becomes a high acid food and can be safely processed in a boiling water canner. However, only research-based recipes should be used. The recipes included in this publication are research-based for safe home canning. | FCS3-581
web only | 11 pages | 2,887 words | 190 downloads | PDF: 508 kb


Home Canning Jams, Jellies and Other Soft Spreads
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

Home canning jams, jellies, and other soft spreads is fun and satisfying. Soft spreads all contain four main ingredients (fruit, sugar, pectin, and acid), and they differ only in their consistency. The formation of a gel depends on the right amount of each of the main ingredients. If you understand the science of gelling, all your soft spreads will be a success. | FCS3-579
web only | 12 pages | 3,368 words | 234 downloads | PDF: 524 kb


Weighing in on Sleep
12/20/2016 (new)

A good night's sleep is as important as physical activity or healthy eating to maintain a healthy weight and optimum well-being. Sleep allows us to relax, restore, and revitalize our bodies and minds every night. | FCS3-593
web only | 6 pages | 1,989 words | 43 downloads | PDF: 1,216 kb


Feeling Good About Food
10/28/2016 (reviewed)

How can we get more healthful attitudes about food and activity? This fact sheet reviews current research on eating behavior in the U.S. | FCS3-537
web only | 8 pages | 2,063 words | 34 downloads | PDF: 1,833 kb


Bodies in Motion
10/28/2016 (reviewed)

Americans are eating more calories and burning fewer calories.Adding more physical activity to your day will help you burn more calories and improve your health. | FCS3-536
web only | 4 pages | 1,382 words | 46 downloads | PDF: 946 kb


Why We Eat What We Eat
10/28/2016 (reviewed)

Many people eat for reasons other than hunger, which is a primary reason American waistlines are growing larger. To successfully manage our weight we must develop a healthy relationship with food. | FCS3-535
web only | 8 pages | 2,271 words | 39 downloads | PDF: 1,316 kb


Design Your Plan
10/28/2016 (reviewed)

Learning to manage your weight is a very personal journey. This factsheet explains how you can increase your chances of success. | FCS3-534
web only | 4 pages | 721 words | 54 downloads | PDF: 594 kb


Build Your Strength
10/28/2016 (reviewed)

This publication gives information about exercise and strength training. Research suggests that adding moderate physical activity to your lifestyle may be the single most important thing you can do to feel better and decrease your risk of disease. | FCS3-526
web only | 12 pages | 2,237 words | 69 downloads | PDF: 2,262 kb


Seafood: Are You Reeling in the Benefits?
7/17/2015 (new)

Seafood is an important part of a balanced diet because it contains high-quality protein and good fats called omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. However, many of us do not include enough seafood in our diets to get the full range of benefits. This publication explains the benefits of adding more seafood to your diet. | FCS3-590
web only | 3 pages | 1,162 words | 36 downloads | PDF: 1,333 kb


Sustainable Community Food Systems: Sustainable Eating Module 3
7/17/2015 (new)

The term "sustainable eating" describes a way that food consumers can make choices that support their social, economic, or environmental values. Eating for good health, making sure everyone has access to nutritious foods, and eating to minimize the impact on our planet are some commonly held values associated with sustainable eating. | FCS3-589
web only | 5 pages | 1,097 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 3,331 kb


Eating from the Earth: Sustainable Eating Module 2
7/17/2015 (new)

Food systems generally include growing, processing, distributing, retailing, preparing, eating, and the disposal of food waste. A 2010 USDA study of local food systems found that local markets account for a small but growing share of total U.S. agricultural sales. This publication examines local and regional food systems and how they impact the way we buy and consume food. | FCS3-588
web only | 5 pages | 1,437 words | 28 downloads | PDF: 1,428 kb


Food and Community: Sustainable Eating Module 1
7/17/2015 (new)

The process of getting food to the right place and ready to eat is the work of many human hands. It uses natural resources such as sun, soil, air, and water. This publication describes trends in the U.S. food system that strengthen the social, economic, and environmental vitality of communities and the health of the people who live there. | FCS3-587
web only | 5 pages | 2,123 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 1,867 kb


Kosher Foods
4/1/2014 (new)

Jewish dietary laws maintain certain rules for preparing foods that are not common in modern food preparation. These laws originated from the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures. The following information is an overview of Jewish dietary laws. | FCS3-577
web only | 2 pages | 948 words | 58 downloads | PDF: 168 kb


Make Healthy Food Choices: Reduce Saturated Fat in Your Diet
9/27/2013 (new)

What do the fat on meat, the skin of poultry, and the fat you see when you open a container of beef stew have in common? They are all sources of saturated fat that are easy to see. But some sources of saturated fat, such as the fat in whole milk, high-fat cheeses, ice cream and ice cream products, can be more difficult to spot. | FCS3-575
web only | 2 pages | 510 words | 54 downloads | PDF: 507 kb


Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Cholesterol: You Can Do It
9/27/2013 (new)

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is found in all parts of the body. It is needed for the body to work well. All the cholesterol we need could be made in our bodies, but we also get cholesterol from the food we eat. | FCS3-574
web only | 3 pages | 1,250 words | 66 downloads | PDF: 698 kb


Hungry for Change: Get More of Nutrients Lacking in the American Diet
9/27/2013 (new)

Although the U.S. food supply is abundant, many people are experiencing nutritional shortfalls. More than half of all Americans suffer from chronic diseases because of poor food choices. | FCS3-573
web only | 4 pages | 1,909 words | 60 downloads | PDF: 685 kb


Staying Off the SoFAS: Ways to Limit Solid Fats and Added Sugars
9/10/2013 (new)

All foods could make up part of a healthy diet. However, the typical American diet is too high in solid fats and added sugar. This leads to the consumption of 800 excess calories each day which could lead to a weight gain of six pounds in a month. Overweight and obesity increases a person's risk for chronic diseases. | FCS3-576
web only | 2 pages | 804 words | 82 downloads | PDF: 513 kb


Get Strong Bones with Calcium!
9/10/2013 (new)

Many Americans do not get the recommended amount of calcium. Adults should consume three cups of milk or milk products a day, but typically consume only three-fourths the recommended amount of calcium-rich foods each day. | FCS3-572
web only | 3 pages | 1,104 words | 41 downloads | PDF: 1,054 kb


Fiber: Are you Bulking up the Benefits?
9/10/2013 (new)

You may have heard you should eat more fiber, but do you know the reason? Fiber, in adequate amounts, decreases the risk for heart disease, controls blood sugar, improves digestive health, and helps with weight management. | FCS3-571
web only | 3 pages | 1,258 words | 40 downloads | PDF: 564 kb


Are you Getting Enough Vitamin D?
9/10/2013 (new)

Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin. This vitamin is unique in that sunlight on our skin enables our bodies to make vitamin D. Over the past decade there have been conflicting messages about vitamin D, its benefits, and how much is needed to be healthy. | FCS3-570
web only | 3 pages | 1,228 words | 57 downloads | PDF: 698 kb


The Health Benefits of Dark Yellow/Orange Vegetables
5/3/2013 (new)

Dark yellow/orange vegetables are good sources of beta carotene, a carotenoid and antioxidant that protects against free-radical damage. | FCS3-569
web only | 3 pages | 1,102 words | 71 downloads | PDF: 724 kb


The Health Benefits of Tomatoes and Tomato Products
5/3/2013 (new)

Tomatoes contain vitamins A, C, and K. Tomatoes are also a good source of niacin, chromium, and potassium. Vitamin C protects the body from free radicals which destroy the healthy cells in the body. Niacin helps to lower triglyceride, a fat present in our blood. | FCS3-568
web only | 3 pages | 826 words | 58 downloads | PDF: 533 kb


The Health Benefits of Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
5/3/2013 (new)

Dark green leafy vegetables are an excellent source of fiber, folate, and carotenoids. These vegetables also contain vitamins C and K and the minerals iron and calcium. | FCS3-567
web only | 3 pages | 833 words | 64 downloads | PDF: 644 kb


The Health Benefits of Cruciferous Vegetables
5/3/2013 (new)

Cruciferous vegetables are good sources of vitamins C, E, and K; folate; minerals; and fiber. They contain several forms of vitamin A called beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. They are also rich in antioxidants that protect the body from damage by compounds called free radicals. | FCS3-566
web only | 3 pages | 1,132 words | 63 downloads | PDF: 806 kb


Get Pumped Up for Potassium!
5/3/2013 (new)

Studies show the risk of stroke was lower in men who consumed 4.3 grams of potassium a day compared with men who consumed 2.4 grams of potassium a day. Learning about potassium and foods that are good sources could go a long way to improving your health. | FCS3-565
web only | 4 pages | 1,539 words | 69 downloads | PDF: 431 kb


The Gluten-Free Choice: Is It For Me?
1/16/2013 (new)

The gluten-free diet is emerging as one of the most popular trends on the market, but gluten seems to be widely misunderstood. This publication defines gluten, describes a gluten-free diet, and discusses who should follow this diet. | FCS3-564
web only | 11 pages | 1,824 words | 75 downloads | PDF: 2,099 kb


Trans Fat: How to Keep it Low in Your Diet
1/15/2013 (new)

Are you aware that some of your favorite foods may contain trans fats? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that avoiding trans fats could prevent as many as 10,000 to 20,000 heart attacks and 3,000 to 7,000 deaths from coronary heart disease per year. | FCS3-563
web only | 3 pages | 1,156 words | 58 downloads | PDF: 608 kb


MyPlate the Kentucky Way: Tools for Building a Healthy Plate
10/1/2012 (new)

Do you eat just about anything you want without thinking about how it affects your body? Would you like to know how to make healthy food choices so you can manage your weight? Do you need information on how to manage your health because you have a chronic disease such as heart disease or high blood pressure? | FCS3-562
web only | 5 pages | 2,464 words | 73 downloads | PDF: 787 kb


Mindful Eating: Enjoying Food with All Your Senses
10/1/2012 (new)

Do you eat until you are stuffed and continue to eat even though you are full? Do you just keep on eating simply because food is on your plate? Ever thought you were hungry and gobbled down your food only to realize you were not as hungry as you first thought? These examples are all signs of mindless eating, which is eating without really considering what you are doing. | FCS3-561
web only | 3 pages | 1,501 words | 52 downloads | PDF: 536 kb


Making Healthy Beverage Choices: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
10/1/2012 (new)

Many of us are aware we need to make healthy food choices. We know to choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free milk and lean-protein foods. Many do not realize that making healthy food choices also includes paying attention to what we drink. | FCS3-560
web only | 4 pages | 1,564 words | 65 downloads | PDF: 647 kb


Choose Nutrient Dense Foods and Beverages
7/20/2012 (new)

Nutrient-dense foods have more nutrients per calorie than foods that are not nutrient dense. Nutrient-dense foods contain a small portion of their calories from fat, sugar, or refined grains and have more vitamins, minerals, and protein. | FCS3-559
web only | 4 pages | 1,715 words | 49 downloads | PDF: 581 kb


Power Up Your Vegetable Choices
7/20/2012 (new)

Vegetables provide vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy diet. They are low in calories, fat, and other unhealthy substances such as sodium and cholesterol. Vegetables also add color, texture, and flavor to our meals. | FCS3-558
web only | 5 pages | 2,181 words | 48 downloads | PDF: 517 kb


Getting Children to Eat Vegetables
7/20/2012 (new)

Research now shows early eating habits may carry over into adulthood. It is important for parents to introduce good eating habits in children when they are young. However, it is never too late to start. | FCS3-557
web only | 2 pages | 964 words | 55 downloads | PDF: 363 kb


Eating Healthy Around the Holidays: For People with Diabetes
12/6/2011 (new)

If you have diabetes and eat too much of the wrong foods over the holidays, your blood glucose level might rise higher than the target range. Avoiding the family gathering or office party may not be an option, but some careful thought and planning can go a long way to help you manage your blood glucose and still have a good time. | FCS3-556
web only | 4 pages | 1,563 words | 38 downloads | PDF: 420 kb


Probiotics: Friendly Bacteria
12/6/2011 (new)

This publication discusses the possible benefits of Probiotics. Probiotics are live microorganisms, mainly bacteria and some yeast that have been traditionally used in the production of fermented dairy products, vegetables, and soy products. Probiotics also are sold as dietary supplements or drugs. | FCS3-555
web only | 4 pages | 1,268 words | 38 downloads | PDF: 500 kb


Nutrition for Busy Families
10/6/2011 (new)

Family mealtime is not a thing of the past. Many families eat dinner together at least five times per week. In our busy schedules, it is easy to forget that family mealtime provides opportunities to communicate, build relationships, and introduce healthy eating habits. To prepare healthy meal, a basic knowledge of nutrition is needed. | FCS3-554
web only | 4 pages | 1,382 words | 47 downloads | PDF: 453 kb


Family Mealtime: Make it Happen
10/6/2011 (new)

Having regular family meals is a challenge to many but the following suggestions should make it easier to make family mealtime a reality. | FCS3-553
web only | 2 pages | 832 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 381 kb


Family Mealtime: A Wealth of Benefits
10/6/2011 (new)

Family mealtime provides opportunities to talk, laugh, and have fun together, and it fosters family closeness. | FCS3-552
web only | 2 pages | 895 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 298 kb


Freezing Vegetables
3/28/2011 (reprinted)

| FCS3-335
5,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 67 downloads | PDF: 95 kb


Eating Right for a Healthier You: Nuts and Seeds
7/22/2010 (new)

A healthy, balanced diet that includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds can protect against chronic illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers. | FCS3-545
web only | 4 pages | - | 32 downloads | PDF: 1,052 kb


Freezing Fresh Fruits
4/14/2010 (reprinted)

| FCS3-336
3,100 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 63 downloads | PDF: 97 kb


Home Freezing Basics
4/14/2010 (reprinted)

| FCS3-334
2,900 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 60 downloads | PDF: 82 kb


Understanding the Food Label
12/11/2009 (new)

This publication explains the information available to consumers on the food label. | FCS3-538
web only | 4 pages | - | 40 downloads | PDF: 670 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 12 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

Look back with pride on the past year and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back. At times it was hard, but you managed. From now on, your baby will be growing and learning at an amazing rate. You can look forward to the coming years, confident that you will help him develop into a responsible human being. | FCS3-142
web only | 4 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 177 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 11 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

Babies, just like adults, need love and attention. Rewarding your baby with a smile, a hug, or a kiss is better than rewarding her with a new toy. Your baby will know she is loved, and she needs that knowledge to stimulate the chemicals in her brain that strengthen her ability to learn and grow. With your support, she will feel she can tackle anything. | FCS3-141
web only | 4 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 176 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 10 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

You may feel bombarded with advice from many sources. Since the "experts" are sometimes not in agreement, you may be confused when one person tells you one thing and someone else tells you another. If you have been overloaded with advice, stop for a minute and back up. Summon your own resources. Do what you think is best. You have done an outstanding job as a parent so far. Rely on yourself and keep up the good work. | FCS3-140
web only | 4 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 179 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 9 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

You have plenty of reasons for feeling good about yourself. You have done a great job of raising this 9-month-old. And of course, if you feel good about yourself, your baby will feel good about herself, too. | FCS3-139
web only | 4 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 174 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 8 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

Imagine that you are 8 months old. You try to talk, but no one understands your language. You try to walk, but you're not quite sure how to do it yet. You reach out to touch things that are shiny, soft, hard, smooth, or sticky, but everyone tells you "No-no--don't touch." How would you feel? A little frustrated, you can bet. Well, that's how your baby feels at this age. He is curious and wants to find out about all the fascinating things that surround him. Open up the world to him. | FCS3-138
web only | 4 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 183 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 7 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

Have you noticed how your baby is fascinated by her hands? How she makes a fist? Claps her hands? How she just loves to poke your face with her fingers? At this age, your baby is interested in everything. Encourage her wonderful curiosity by playing simple games with her. Clap hands to music together. Play peek-a-boo or a naming game in which you point to different things and name them. | FCS3-137
web only | 4 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 179 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 6 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

Your baby is a half year old! Now that your baby has reached the half-year mark, she probably is spending most of her awake time sitting up, playing, babbling, looking, and touching everything. She might be driving you a little crazy because she wants to grab everything she sees. Try to be patient--she is learning about the world. So far, we have talked about how your baby grows each month. But another person has also grown--you. | FCS3-136
web only | 4 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 178 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 5 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

Your baby probably is no longer content to just sit quietly and look around. He wants to move all the time and in all directions. Babies at this age usually spend a lot of time examining, exploring, tasting, feeling, touching, and learning about everything. As a result, your baby will demand more of your time and attention. | FCS3-135
web only | 4 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 177 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 4 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

Have you noticed how your baby responds to you with smiles and thinks that everything is a game? Or how he sometimes seems shy or afraid? From now on, you'll find that your baby uses all his senses--sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch--to learn about the world around him. | FCS3-134
web only | 4 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 185 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 3 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

Your baby doesn't use words yet, but he understands a universal language--body language. This is a language that doesn't need words. You can tell your baby you love him by giving him a hug, singing a song, or gently rocking him to music. You will find that he talks back to you in the same way. He will give you a smile, a giggle, a coo, or a hearty chuckle. You don't need words to tell your baby you care. | FCS3-133
web only | 4 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 178 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 2 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

Your baby is beginning to take interest in everything. While she is awake, she busies herself with looking, listening, and learning. Even though she can't really talk yet, she lets you know how she feels by crying, smiling, or screaming. | FCS3-132
web only | 4 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 189 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 1 Month Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

During this first month, both you and your baby will spend time getting to know one another. Most of your baby's time will be spent sleeping, crying, or eating. Most of your time will be spent figuring out the best way to meet your baby's needs. | FCS3-131
web only | 4 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 174 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Newborn Baby
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

This issue of Parent Express and those that follow describe a typical child at each age. Each child is special, and each develops at his or her own pace. Perfectly normal children may do things earlier or later than what is described in Parent Express. If you are concerned about your child's development, see your doctor. | FCS3-130
web only | 4 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 165 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby Getting Ready
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

Having a baby is like starting a new job. Of course, you'll be getting on-the-job-training after your baby is born. In addition to learning from your own experiences, this issue of Parent Express offers information and suggestions to help you prepare for the times ahead. | FCS3-129
web only | 4 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 178 kb


Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby Becoming a Parent
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

Parent Express is a series of guides that will help you discover how your baby grows and develops each month. It will take you through some of the ups and downs, the ins and outs of being a parent. Parent Express will discuss your feelings about being a new parent. It also will give practical advice and suggestions for you and your baby. | FCS3-128
web only | 4 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 187 kb


Nonnutritive Sweeteners
11/7/2007 (minor revision)

| FCS3-105
web only | 2 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 239 kb


The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Water, the Liquid of Life
8/25/2005 (minor revision)

| FCS3-530
1,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 160 kb


Wildcat Way to Wellness: Walk Across Kentucky
4/15/2005 (reprinted)

| FCS3-531
5,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 136 kb


Vegetable Preparation for the Family
4/15/2005 (reprinted)

| FCS3-106
3,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 222 kb


The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Control Your Diabetes for Life
3/31/2005 (reprinted)

| FCS3-529
3,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 167 kb


The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Kentucky Food Heritage
3/21/2005 (reprinted)

| FCS3-527
1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 219 kb


What Children Really Need
11/15/2002 (reprinted)

| FCS3-524
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 413 kb


Growing Healthy Kids in Kentucky
9/30/2002 (reprinted)

| FCS3-533
5,000 printed copies | 5 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 122 kb


The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Getting More from Dietary Supplements
2/28/2002 (minor revision)

| FCS3-525
web only | 8 pages | - | 15 downloads | PDF: 109 kb


The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Kentucky Farms and Foods
10/30/2000 (reprinted)

| FCS3-528
10,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 134 kb


Fat Replacers
9/19/1997 (reprinted)

| FCS3-208
8,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 101 kb


Lactose Intolerance
6/1/1996 (reprinted)

| FCS3-104
1,500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 150 kb


Portable High Speed Convection Ovens
11/1/1994 (new)

| FCS3-200
250 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 240 kb


Nourishing the Older Infant: Four to Twelve Months
10/1/1992 (new)

| FCS3-149
5,000 printed copies | 1 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 37 kb


Nourishing the Newborn: Birth to Four Months
10/1/1992 (new)

| FCS3-145
5,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 41 kb