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Bountiful Backpack

Use this program to help participants develop cooking, food safety, and recipe preparation skills for its participants.

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Mindful Eating

The practice of mindful eating has been researched and proven as a tool to improve eating behavior, appetite regulation, weight loss, blood sugar control, heart health, binge eating, stress, and responding to hunger and satiety cues.

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Fuel for Back to School

With children returning to school, it is vital that they start the day off with a nutrient-dense meal to promote proper growth and health.

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COVID-19 and Home Water Use

There have been questions regarding spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 through drinking water.

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Boost Your Immunity With Simple Lifestyle Changes

Have you ever thought about how your daily routine or health habits affect your overall health? Have you been told that making time for those little things such as sleep, nutrition, exercise, and stress management, for example, can all affect more than one aspect of your life?

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The New Food Label: What’s new? What’s the same? When can we expect to see changes?

The Nutrition Facts Panel, commonly referred to as the food label, that we see on all packaged foods, will be updated on all food items by 2021.

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Buying in Bulk Can Be Healthy and Cost-Effective

Schools continue to provide food to children in a “grab-and-go” style due to COVID-19. Many schools are packing more than one meal for families to pick up. SDSU Extension has put together a chart of typical bulk purchased food items and how many servings can be expected in each serving.

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Grab and Go Style Meal Service Resources for Schools

View meal ideas and an example 4-week meal plan.

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Food Resources in Your Community: Schools and Organizations Mobilize to Provide Food as a Response to COVID-19

The USDA has approved the serving of food in South Dakota at school sites and non-congregate settings while public schools remain closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. Different communities throughout the state are using programs to provide meals to kids that may not have access to food while school is closed.

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Microwave Cooking and Safety

As we get busier with work and school activities, it sometimes becomes challenging to have a meal right off the stove. This article will give you some cooking and safety tips for the microwave.