Nutrition and Food Safety

Healthy Lifestyles Begin With Safe, Nutritious Food

Nutrition and Food Safety - Healthy Lifestyles Begin With Safe, Nutritious Food

Eat More Real Food

Did you know that Americans spend approximately 80 percent of their food budgets on products that are highly processed, offer very little nutritional value, and contain lots of added fat and sugar? Eating too many processed foods and beverages is one of the main causes of the rise in obesity and obesity-related diseases of all ages seen today. The heavily processed, standard American diet (also called SAD!) is in need of a major overhaul. But it can be difficult to know how to start changing your diet to a healthy one you can maintain for a lifetime.

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Enjoy the Holidays

Enjoy Your Holidays!

The holidays are here!!!! Pumpkin pie, cheesy square potatoes, sugar cookies, stuffing with gravy, and peanut brittle are just a few of the favorite holiday foods that Teton County Extension staffers are talking about. The fitness and health food industry can hardly contain themselves because January 1st is fast approaching.  New Year’s Resolutioners will be motivated and ready to buy gym memberships and weight loss pills and buy into the latest and greatest diet strategy.  Why not try a new strategy this year for the holidays?  This year enjoy your favorite holiday meals and treats, but in moderation, while adding a few new healthier recipes and getting exercise every day! Continue reading