Category Archives: Focus on Agriculture

Eating to Boost Immunity

By Kenda Hettinger a recent ASU Nutrition Student My 5-year-old is currently fighting strep throat. We were talking about probiotics and eating healthy to help her get better quicker and she said: “so the probiotic goes through my mouth and … Continue reading

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Everything About Pumpkins

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director A bit of Arizona history says that before Phoenix was officially named, locals used to call the area Pumpkinville because of all the wild pumpkins that grew in and around what we … Continue reading

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5 things that gardening with a toddler has taught me…

By: Cecelia Wilken, a recent ASU Nutrition Student Last year I made the executive decision to start a family garden. Initially, I started it for personal and honestly, somewhat selfish reasons. I wanted to get outside more, I wanted our … Continue reading

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Dietary Guidelines for Americans

By Kat Brown A recent ASU Nutrition Student Nutrients supply energy and are often the building blocks our bodies need to function. Each nutrient has a role in the body. The Dietary Guideline for Americans (DGA) is developed to make … Continue reading

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The T on Tomatoes 

 Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director  Let’s talk tomatoes, the world’s most popular fruit and in Arizona too! The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2017 Census of Agriculture shows Arizona hosting 61 acres of tomatoes grown in the … Continue reading

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