Latest research: food label confusion leads to food waste

Research to be published in the September 2020 issue of Food Control confirms that consumers are wasting food due to confusion over food product dating. An online survey of 1042 U.S. adults evaluated consumers’ use and knowledge of food label dates, and consumers’ habits related to disposing of food that would likely still be safe for consumption.  Click here […]

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Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19: Why is the coronavirus different?

The coronavirus that we are all dealing with this year has some startling differences and also some similarities from other viruses that we have heard about before. About 15-30% of common colds every year are caused by a type of coronavirus. COVID-19 is a disease caused by a particularly virulent and contagious coronavirus. What is a coronavirus? Coronaviruses […]

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“Steps for Limiting Farm Families and Farm Employees from COVID-19 Exposure”

“Steps for Limiting Farm Families and Farm Employees from COVID-19 Exposure” With the current pandemic of COVID-19, farmers are concerned about keeping themselves, their families and employees well and work to reduce the potential spread of the disease. The following are recommendations for limiting exposure from visitors to farms. If possible: Postpone or find alternative […]

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Easy Meals Using Pantry Staples – FREE Cookbook to download

It is uncertain how long we will be staying home and cooking meals more than usual. You’re probably finding yourself stocking up on those pantry staples like pasta, rice and canned and frozen veggies. Getting sick of the same recipes? This cook book is filled with Easy Meals using Pantry Staples. Easy Meals using Pantry […]

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Quick and Easy Snack Cookbook FREE download!

Like many families in our communities, our FoodWIse Nutrition Educators have their children at home and are making more meals and snacks that usual in a regular week. We’ve created this Quick and Easy Snacks Cookbook filled with healthy, easy (mostly no-bake) recipes to help get you through these next few weeks. There are a […]

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Waupaca Community Garden (WCG) Assistant Position Available

Waupaca Community Garden (WCG) Assistant – ThedaCare Site  Position Description   Responsibilities Create a strategic plan for the Waupaca Community Garden growing season Recruit and manage volunteers and assist in their education to improve community involvement in the garden Oversee daily maintenance of the Thedacare site garden – Planting, weeding, harvesting, watering and delivery to […]

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Microwave Food Safety

Microwaves play an increasingly important role in getting meals on the table, but special care must be taken so that microwaved food is safe to eat. Let’s look at some tips for cooking safely in a microwave oven. Is it safe to eat microwaved food?  Yes! Microwaves are very short (micro) radio waves that can penetrate food to about […]

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Tips for Cooking Safely in a Slow Cooker

During the winter, menu planning often turns more to soups and stews than at other times of the year.  When that happens, a slow cooker is the perfect appliance for preparing a nutritious meal that is ready when you walk through the door at the end of the day. A slow cooker or “crock pot” is a convenient […]

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