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05/17/2002 Chow Line: Wash those fruits and veggies (for 5/26/02) Some cantaloupe was recently recalled because of salmonella. I thought that was mostly a problem with chicken and eggs. How did it get on fruit? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
11/27/2006 Chow Line: Cassava roots source of tapioca What exactly is tapioca? Where does it come from? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
07/19/2011 Cuyahoga County: Home on the Farm CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The grayness of neglect too often seen in this aging rust-belt city is being transformed into acres of flourishing green thanks to Ohio State University Extension and a vast coalition of partners.   Martha Filipic Marie Barni
02/26/2010 Chow Line: Most seniors need healthier diets (for 3/7/10) When my mother got older, I recall being very concerned about the weight loss she began experiencing. Unfortunately, now that I am approaching 60, I find myself gaining weight. Which is worse for older people, weight gain or weight loss? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
05/25/2012 Summer Science Fun for Kids Planned at Columbus 4-H Camps COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A weeklong "Paws, Claws, Feathers and Friends" 4-H day camp and a three-day overnight 4-H "Camp Tech" are planned at Ohio State University's Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center this summer. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
04/29/2011 Chadwick Spring Plant Sale Set for May 5-7 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On the heels of Arbor Day and just in time for Mother's Day comes the annual Spring Plant Sale, Auction, and Gardening Fair at Ohio State University's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens. Martha Filipic Mary Maloney
06/03/2010 Wetlands Director Eyes New Water COLUMBUS, Ohio -- He has the boat and he has the water, but the twain have yet to meet. But Bill Mitsch dreams big. The director of Ohio State University's Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Mitsch was delighted last week as students from a civil engineering class presented plans for a boat dock that would connect the wetlands, situated just north of Ohio State's Columbus campus off of Ackerman Road, with the nearby Olentangy River. Martha Filipic Bill Mitsch
12/04/2009 Chow Line: Sodium can turn up in surprising places (for 12/13/09) I noticed that the canned chickpeas I buy to use in my salads say "brine" on the ingredients listing. Would this type have more salt than other varieties? Also, my husband likes pickles with his lunch. Do they contain too much sodium to have on a daily basis? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
04/10/2009 Chow Line: Team up water with healthy diet, activity (for 4/19/09) I heard something about how school water fountains can help kids lose weight. Can you tell me more? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
03/12/2012 Classes for Divorcing Parents Designed With Kids in Mind COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When parents divorce, it's often the children who pay the highest price. But many parents in Ohio learn how to soften the blow with "Successful Co-Parenting: A Family Stability Program," a two- to three-hour class offered in 12 counties by Ohio State University Extension. Martha Filipic Kara Newby
04/29/2009 Chow Line: Pork and swine flu: the rest of the story (for 5/10/09) I keep hearing that even though swine flu is spreading, pork is safe to eat as long as it is cooked properly. What does that mean? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
08/17/2012 Chow Line: Understanding HDLs can be complex (8/17/12) I have always been proud of my high HDL level, but I heard recently that it might not be very important in terms of heart disease after all. What happened? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
02/18/2011 Chow Line: Boost these foods, nutrients in your diet (for 2/28/11) What nutrients are generally lacking in the American diet? Which foods should I focus on increasing to help?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
01/10/2011 Three Years Later, 'Green' 4-H Center Going Strong COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center opened in January 2008, it was the first building on the Ohio State University campus to be built according to LEED certification standards, designating it as a "green" building.  Martha Filipic Allen Auck, Aparna Dial, Patrick J. Smith
06/21/2006 Family Fundamentals: Keep your finances in mind when vacation planning (for June 2006) We’re planning a summer family vacation, but money is tighter than I anticipated and I don’t want to put too much on credit. Any ideas to save money? Martha Filipic Sharon Seiling
10/04/2007 Chow Line: Try hummus as a healthful spread, dip Is hummus considered a healthful food? I think it probably is, but I wonder about the fat in it. How is it made? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
10/26/2007 Chow Line: Glucose numbers depend on test used (for 11/4/07) My husband was diagnosed with diabetes with a blood sugar level of 180 milligrams per deciliter. A friend who has diabetes said 180 is really pre-diabetes -- a level of 200 is needed for diabetes. Why would the doctor say my husband has diabetes? Martha Filipic Martha Belury
12/19/2001 Chow Line: Washing hands can make you feel good (for 1/6/02) How can I convince my teenager to wash his hands before he eats? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
12/01/2006 Chow Line: Enjoy cashews, but avoid their shells (for 12/10/06) Why can't you buy cashews in the shell, like you can with walnuts, peanuts and other types of nuts? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye, Michelle Tansy
11/20/2009 Chow Line: Alternate-day fast not a proven diet (for 11/29/09) A friend is trying to lose weight by eating very little every other day. I don't think it's healthy, but she says it works. Is this kind of diet recommended? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
07/15/2011 Chow Line: Several tactics can help with weight loss (for 7/24/11) Since I turned 50, I seem to gain weight much more easily, and it's much more difficult to take off. My husband says I shouldn't blame age, but doesn't aging have an effect? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
03/19/2010 Chow Line: Chewing the cud on grass-fed beef (for 3/28/10) We keep hearing good things about grass-fed beef. Is it really that much better for you? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer, Jeff McCutcheon
05/25/2012 Chow Line: Use 'Top 10' lists to add variety (5/25/12) Occasionally I see lists of the “top 10” most nutritious fruits and vegetables, but they’re never quite the same as each other. How much should I pay attention to these kinds of lists? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
03/05/2010 Chow Line: Choosing syrup can be sticky (for 3/14/10) Is "real" maple syrup healthier than "maple-flavored" or "pancake" syrups? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
04/17/2009 Chow Line: Need a wake-up call on caffeine? (for 4/26/09) When the time changed this spring, I found myself drinking a lot more coffee, and I haven't stopped. Should I be concerned about caffeine? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
03/09/2012 Chow Line: Make MyPlate work for you (3/9/12) I’ve been following the eating patterns depicted in “MyPlate,” but do I have to incorporate all the food groups at every meal? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
01/18/2011 Researchers: Ohio in Prime Position to Fill Green Energy Gaps COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio should look to its roots in manufacturing -- and its expertise in developing new technologies -- to spur the state's job growth in the green economy, according to a new Ohio State University policy brief. Martha Filipic Amanda Weinstein, Mark Partridge
11/30/2012 Chow Line: Plenty of options to replace olive oil (11/30/12) What kind of oil is the best to use for heart health? I tend to use olive oil all the time, but I’ve been looking for alternatives.  Martha Filipic Dan Remley
08/29/2008 Chow Line: Carrots healthful, not 'full of sugar' (for 9/7/08) At lunchtime recently, several of my colleagues claimed that carrots are "full of sugar." Is that true? Martha Filipic Carla Miller
07/02/2012 Secretary of Agriculture: Ohio State's Ag Research Plays 'Essential Role' in Health Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The story of American agriculture is much broader than the crops grown in farm fields, said Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Martha Filipic, Tracy Turner Steven Schwartz

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