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    Desktop Dining

    Do you eat at your desk? According to a 2011 survey, most Americans regularly eat at their desks, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. View Article

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    Office Eating

    If you're one of the 83 percent of Americans who regularly eat at their desks, stay healthy by following these food safety tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. View Article

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    What's Lurking in the Office Fridge?

    According to a survey, 67 percent of those surveyed say they store their lunch in the office refrigerator, but more than 20 percent report that their office refrigerator is rarely or never cleaned, and 18 percent said they have no idea if it is cleaned at all. View Article

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    Food Safety at the Office

    Nearly three out of five Americans who work in offices where food is left out to share indulge in these social snacks at least once a week. Follow these food safety tips to stay healthy. View Article

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    Keep Your Dairy and Egg Products Safe

    Many Americans often question how long dairy and egg products can be safely stored, what type of milk container to buy, or how to handle raw eggs. Read these tips to help you the next time you go grocery shopping or clean out your refrigerator. View Article

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    The Realities of Raw Milk

    If you're trying to eat more natural and less processed foods, raw milk may seem like a smart choice. However, that is absolutely not true. While you may have heard that raw milk can prevent illnesses such as asthma, allergies, cancer and heart disease, it actually won't do anything to improve your health, and it could make you seriously sick. View Article

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    Produce from Purchase to Plate - Steps to Reduce Food Waste

    While farmers work diligently to assure high crop yields to feed us all, there is much that is out of our control, including loss that can occur between the farm and our forks. But we can be conscientious consumers and take proper care of vegetables and fruits from purchase to plate. By doing so, we can save money, have a greater ability to feed the hungry and play a positive role in the reduction of produce waste. View Article

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    Keep Herbs Fresh and Safe

    Whether it’s rosemary, basil, tarragon or cilantro, fresh and dried herbs are one of the quickest, easiest ways to punch up the flavor of foods. Do you know how to store them for optimal safety and taste? View Article

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    Keeping Your Seafood Safe

    Consumers are more concerned about ensuring the seafood they buy and eat is safe. Learn safety tips on buying, storing and preparing frozen and fresh seafood. View Article

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    Keeping Convenience Foods Safe

    People are turning to convenience foods such as canned foods, frozen foods and prepared salads to fill their plates at dinnertime instead of preparing meals from scratch. Here's how to store these foods safely. View Article

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    Keeping Your Meat Safe

    More and more Americans are becoming concerned about ensuring the food they eat is safe. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics wants consumers to know that they can take an active role in safeguarding their food by practicing proper food-handling procedures. View Article

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    The Juicing Trend - About Raw Juice

    Drinking fruit or vegetable juice in general can be healthful and refreshing. One way to ensure you're getting plenty of produce in your diet is to fill in gaps of your whole fruit and vegetable intake with 100-percent pure fruit and vegetable juice. But before taking a gulp, know your risks. View Article

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    Egg Safety Every Step of the Way

    Eggs are a versatile, nutritious and economical food. However, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, each year about 142,000 illnesses are caused by consuming eggs contaminated with Salmonella. You can play a key role in preventing egg-related food poisoning by knowing how to safely buy, store, cook and eat eggs. View Article

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    10 Common Food Safety Mistakes

    Handling foods safely is much more than throwing away expired milk or washing your fruits and vegetables. While these actions are important, there are several more common food safety mistakes that can result in major consequences. Avoid these 10 common yet dangerous food safety mistakes. View Article

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    Food Safety - Start at the Store

    Food shopping is the first step in providing safe and healthy foods for your family. It is important to carefully select, package and transport food from the grocery store to home to keep it safe. View Article

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    Keeping Breast Milk Safe

    Breast-feeding has big benefits for both mother and baby. It strengthens baby's immune system, encourages bonding, saves money and even helps mom shed pregnancy weight. Here's how to keep it as pure and safe as possible. View Article

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    Flu vs. Food Poisoning

    Food poisoning causes an estimated 48 million illnesses and 3,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sometimes, it's not always easy to tell the difference between food poisoning and influenza, especially since both show similar symptoms. View Article

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    Food Safety When Traveling Internationally

    Food poisoning tends to be most severe in impoverished to low-income countries and is typically attributed to an undrinkable water supply, poor personal hygiene and subpar food productions and storage conditions. As such, when traveling internationally, it is important to understand the conditions in which the food is grown so you can help prevent getting sick. View Article

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    Older Adults and Food Poisoning

    The number of seniors living in America is expected to reach 71.5 million by 2030, and a greater number of these older Americans will stay in their own homes. For older adults who continue to prepare a majority of their own meals and snacks, it is important they prepare foods safely and ask for assistance when needed. View Article

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    Microwave Cooking with Kids

    A frequent rule of thumb is that a child can use a microwave when he or she is old enough to read and understand food preparation instructions and the microwave oven keypad. Set rules and teach children guidelines for safe microwave use to prevent accidents. View Article

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    Cooking with Only a Microwave

    College offers new experiences, and for some students this includes living in a dorm and preparing their own food. However, these opportunities may come with unique challenges, such as relying upon a microwave alone to cook meals. View Article

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    Healthy Grilling

    Warmer weather means it's time to get out of the kitchen and fire up the barbecue. While grilled foods are packed with flavor, the way you prepare them can have a big impact on how healthy they are. Follow these simple steps for a cookout that's tasty and good for you. View Article

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    Hiking and Camping with Food Safety in Mind

    It's finally summer – a time to explore the great outdoors. Camping and hiking can be the perfect escape to enjoy the beauty nature has to offer. But whether you set out for a few hours or a few days, keep important food safety principles in mind. You don't want to bring food poisoning home as a souvenir. View Article

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    Tailgating

    Sports fans are gearing up across the country to tackle tailgating. This season, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers tips to defend your pre- and post-game gatherings from the most challenging opponent — food poisoning. View Article

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    Keep Your Picnic Safe

    While most Americans realize that May through September poses the biggest threat of food poisoning, a recent survey conducted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows that consumers are not practicing correct outdoor food safety procedures. View Article

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    Clean Grilling

    Let's face it. During the warm summer months, men are usually the ones flipping burgers over the hot, smoky grill. Are men following the correct outdoor food safety guidelines? Chances are they're not. View Article

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    Grilling

    Summer may be the traditional grilling season, but more than half of Americans fire up the barbecue all year-round! Whether you're a Weekend-only Griller or an Every Day Grill Gourmet, beef up your food safety with these helpful, hot-off-the-grill tips. View Article

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    Grilling with Flavor

    If you've experimented with rubs and marinades, and want to add even more depth to your grilling, it's time for the next frontier: wood chips. If you've never used wood chips before, they can seem intimidating. This foolproof guide makes it a cinch. View Article