May Fit Families Newsletter/Boletín de Fit Families

The sun is out and so are “Fit Families”! It’s time to get ready for some yummy warm weather treats and activities. Do you know what is really good? Oranges! There is a really delicious recipe for an orange smoothie inside the newsletter. What a special treat! You can also try some crisp, refreshing orange […]

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Jardín Comunitario/Community Garden

¡Preparate para la temporada 2018 del Jardín Comunitario! Si el clima lo permite, el Jardín estará activo el 18 de mayo. No se pierda esta gran oportunidad de tener su propio jardín en uno de nuestros 45 lotes. Todos los jardineros estan muy ánimados y listos para disfrutar del sol, la siembra y la cosecha. […]

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FoodWIse Newsletter/FoodWIse boletín

Welcome to a new FoodWIse Newsletter In this newsletter, you can find information on how to enhance your meals with some nutrition! Fruits and vegetables not only add great flavor, they also add delicious color to your meal. Dig in to this newsletter to get some great ideas on mixing up your favorite dishes! https://walworth.uwex.edu/nutrition-education/nutrition-newsletters/ […]

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Listeria recall expands to Buttermilk biscuits

Risk of illness is back in the news with an expanded, nationwide recall of ice cream bars and another recall of frozen buttermilk biscuits. The Mary. B’s products included in the latest recall are all frozen bagged biscuits with ‘Best if used by’ dates BEFORE September 23, 2018 and with the letter ‘M’ immediately after […]

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Listeria Scare Follow Up

No illnesses have been confirmed, however, check your freezer because some products have still tested positive for Listeria. Here if the full article and list of possible impacted products. https://fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving/2018/01/16/dozens-of-brands-of-ice-cream-bars-recalled-for-listeria/

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Know Your Bad Bugs

There are five germs that cause the majority of foodborne illnesses in the United States. There are other germs that don’t cause as many illnesses, but when they do, the illnesses are more serious and more likely to lead to hospitalization. What Causes Food Poisoning? Many different disease-causing germs can contaminate foods, so there are many different foodborne infections. Researchers […]

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Orange Cream Bars recalled

Orange Cream bars sold under the Meijer/Purple Cow label are being recalled due to the possibility of product contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Meijer Purple Cow brand Orange Cream bars are being recalled in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Tops brand Orange Cream bars sold in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Vermont are under the same recall. Product was manufactured at […]

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Instant Pot not for Canning

Are these electric multi-cookers safe for canning? Unfortunately, the answer is ‘No’. These units have not been tested to ensure that they may produce safe canned food, they are only recommended for cooking. Typically a pressure canner can be used as a pressure cooker, just not the other way around! To find out more, visit: […]

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Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

At the start of the new year, the centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the federal Food and Drug Administration announced an investigation into toxic E. coli infections in the U.S. Since November, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from a dangerous strain of E. Coli. Two people have died […]

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2018 January Fit Families Newsletter

Stay active during the Winter months! This winter has been cold! Brrrr! That doesn’t mean that you can’t stay warm and have fun inside. Make sure you have a play area in your home where the kids can do activities. You would be surprised at how many things you have around the house that can […]

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