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At Home Water Conservation

During this pandemic many are working from home, kids are home from school, and everyone is spending plenty of time indoors. With this, there will be a rise in the amount of water used in your homes.  There are plenty of ways your family can conserve water at home. You can even make this a challenge amongst the family on who can use the least amount of water!

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How Our Backyard Garden Encouraged Adventurous Eating in My Toddler

When my son was almost 3 years old, we finally moved into a home with some outdoor space. It was early spring and – with boxes still waiting to be unpacked – we focused on getting our backyard garden going. I had big plans for that small garden. My son, a once adventurous eater, was suddenly very particular. He was no longer eating his veggies! This garden would act as an outdoor classroom to teach him the alchemy of growing food – and hopefully to get him to show some enthusiasm about the vegetables I was putting on his plate. Long story short – it was a success! The trick was to involve him in every step.

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Diabetes Cases are Dropping

For the last 20 years, Diabetes cases have been on the rise in staggering numbers. From 1990 to 2009, it was at a peak. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose or blood sugar is too high. This is your main source of energy and comes from the food that we intake in our bodies. Diabetes occurs when your body makes too much or not enough insulin, which is a hormone made by your pancreas.

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Gluten free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gabrielle Hungate, a recent ASU Nutrition Student   Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies! Everyone! but if you have a gluten intolerance, maybe you don’t get to love them as much. So here’s a recipe to solve that.    1/4 cup brown … Continue reading

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March is the Month for Food

March is surely the month for food get really because this month is a food lovers paradise when it comes to national food days! There is a wonderful treat for almost every day.

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