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Fuel Up With Dairy

December 18, 2018

During National Nutrition Month, SDSU Extension, together with the Midwest Dairy Council, encourage South Dakotans to make sure they are consuming enough dairy for a healthy diet.

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The Experts Share Tips to Selecting the Perfect Steak

December 18, 2018

With grilling season in full swing, many grillers are in search of the perfect steak. SDSU Extension staff teamed up with the South Dakota Beef Industry Council to share their best tips to selecting the perfect steak.

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Egg Safety with Holiday Foods

Holiday traditions include making tasty treats from frosted sugar cookies to homemade ice cream. They are all delicious, but hidden bacteria could be lurking in uncooked eggs, so refrain from tasting raw cookie dough or cake batter. Even grade A eggs with clean, uncracked shells can be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis bacteria.

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Getting Your Five Cups

“Eat your fruits and veggies!” You have probably heard this saying since you were a little kid and perhaps you are now telling your kids to do the same. There is a reason we are encouraged to eat our greens from a young age; these colorful foods are full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The USDA recommends adults consume two cups of fruits and three cups of vegetables per day.

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Buying Beef at the Grocery Store

Selecting the proper cut of beef for the type of dinner you want can be a challenge. Many retail stores carry over 20 different beef cuts in the fresh meat retail case. The tremendous number of choices available to beef consumers offers a cut for any meal, but can also leave the most confident consumer puzzled as to the proper cut that should be purchased in order to make a great steak, fajitas, or old fashioned pot roast. Below is a guide to help you select the ideal beef cut for your occasion.

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Smart Shopping

Eating healthy on a budget can seem like a difficult task if you do not have the right tools, tips and tricks. Purchasing and preparing tasty, affordable food can be easy! Just keep reading for some low-cost tips to eating healthy.

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Portion Size: What It Means

Bigger is better, right? No, not necessarily, especially when discussing portions of your food.

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Fresh May Not Always Be Best

To have a healthy diet all year long, consider all options (fresh, frozen, and canned) when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables.

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Reduce Salt, Sugar & Fats

Today, about half of all American adults have one or more chronic diseases that are often related to poor diet.

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Shelf-Stable Foods Save Money and Help Families Stay Prepared

January 28, 2019

Stocking canned, dried and other shelf-stable food items can ease concerns over running out of food due to finances or if winter storms prevent travel, explained SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Associate, Rachel Lindvall.

EFNEP & SNAP-Ed, Fruit, Vegetable, Family Finances, Health