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08/09/2012 Online Challenge Can Help 'Kick Off the Pounds' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- One healthy habit a week for six weeks -- that's the cornerstone of a "Kick Off the Pounds" online email challenge sponsored by Ohio State University Extension Aug. 27 through Oct. 9. Martha Filipic Michelle Treber
05/09/2008 Chow Line: Take steps to prevent osteoporosis (for 5/18/08) My mother was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis. What can I do to reduce my risk, and my children's? Martha Filipic Marti Andrews
10/30/2009 Chow Line: Some need to watch vitamin K intake (for 11/8/09) A friend told me that she has started taking a certain type of medication and now she needs to avoid foods with vitamin K. Can that be right? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
06/23/2011 Chow Line: Help kids follow the Dietary Guidelines (for 7/10/11) I want to help my kids eat healthier and I'm trying to follow the MyPlate guidelines. Is there anything in particular I can do to help them establish healthy eating patterns that will last for life?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
08/12/2005 Family Fundamentals: Do Your Homework When You Invest for Retirement (August 2005) I want to learn more about investing for retirement, but where can I find trustworthy information? Martha Filipic Caezilia Loibl
04/22/2009 Family Fundamentals: Talk with teens about impact of pregnancy (for April 2009) Some of my daughter's classmates actually say they do not need to worry if they have a baby because they would be eligible for government programs. I want to give my daughter information to counter this notion. Where can I find it? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
03/13/2007 Family Fundamentals: Examine options to choose primary credit card (for March 2007) We have several credit cards, but we want to simplify our bill-paying and cut back to just one. How should we decide which one? Martha Filipic Chris Olinsky
09/06/2011 Researchers: No Need to 'Reinvent Wheel' to Increase Access to Local Produce COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Supporters of local foods should work within the current food distribution system to increase its availability instead of trying to start from scratch, says a new Ohio State University study. Martha Filipic Jill Clark, Jeff Sharp, Shoshanah Inwood
08/19/2005 Chow Line: Vitamin K appears vital for bones (for 8/28/05) What does vitamin K do? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
09/28/2012 Chow Line: From land or sea, salt is salt (9/28/12) Why do some recipes call for sea salt instead of regular salt? Is it healthier? What about kosher salt?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
03/28/2008 Chow Line: Fit in fiber even on a gluten-free diet What about people who are on gluten-free diets -- how can we get enough fiber? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
12/15/2009 Family Fundamentals: Retiring? Expect to go through different phases (for December 2009) My husband is planning to retire next year. We'll be OK financially, but what other aspects of retirement should we be preparing for? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
01/27/2015 Chow Line: It's still a good idea to limit saturated fat (for 10/30/11) Has saturated fat been redeemed? Someone told me that it’s not as bad for the heart as people think, but I’m skeptical. Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
02/20/2009 Chow Line: Just how much vitamin D is enough? (for 3/1/09) Has the recommended amount of vitamin D for adults been increased recently? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
11/17/2006 Chow Line: Mushrooms offer nutrients, few calories (for 11/26/06) Are mushrooms a vegetable? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
02/23/2012 Chow Line: High sodium hidden in all sorts of foods (Feb. 24, 2012) I recently read something about bread having a lot of sodium in it. Really, bread? I find that hard to believe.  Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
08/09/2012 Chow Line: Be safe: Keep cream pies cool (8/10/12) I made a chocolate cream pie for guests this weekend. We left it out on the counter for most of the afternoon, and one of my guests told me that I should have kept it refrigerated, and since I didn’t, we should throw it away. Was she right? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
11/13/2009 Chow Line: Most of us need to eat more produce (for 11/22/09) I think I eat a lot of produce, but my sister, a dietitian, says I should eat more. I usually have a piece of fruit as a mid-morning snack, and I always have a salad and a side dish of vegetables at dinner. Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
06/23/2011 Chow Line: MyPlate.gov offers ideas for vegan diets (for 7/17/11) I'm a vegan and think I eat pretty healthfully, but I feel like I'm in a rut with my day-to-day diet. Any suggestions?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
05/25/2006 OSU Extension Supporting 'Women and Money' Programs COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While more than half of men in the workforce have jobs that offer retirement plans, only one in three working women do. And, because about half of all working women take extended periods off work to care for their families, their potential retirement income is greatly diminished. Martha Filipic Cyndi Renn
09/15/2006 Family Fundamentals: Don't bust the budget: Occasional expenses can add up (for September 2006) My wife and I have a budget. On paper, we should be saving $200-400 a month, but usually unexpected bills prevent us from saving anything. Any advice? Martha Filipic Jean Clements
04/24/2009 Chow Line: Eating 'on automatic' hard to overcome (for 5/3/09) I know all about healthful eating and cutting calories to lose weight. But I just can't seem to sustain that kind of effort for long. What's wrong with me? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
03/16/2007 Chow Line: Baby carrots big on nutrition Are baby carrots really young carrots? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
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
06/06/2008 Chow Line: Food safety tips for cooking on the grill (for 6/15/08) We love cooking on the grill. Are there special food safety tips we should keep in mind? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
01/15/2010 Chow Line: Feed the brain by eating smart (for 1/24/10) What sorts of foods should I eat to keep my mental activity at its peak function? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
11/13/2003 New 4-H Center Going 'Green' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The new Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, to be completed in 2005 on the Ohio State University campus, will be "green" in more ways than one. Martha Filipic Ryan Schmiesing
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
02/27/2009 Chow Line: Do what you can to get enough calcium (for 3/8/09) Is there an age-related guideline for calcium intake? As an older man, I want to be sure I'm getting enough. Martha Filipic Jackie Buell
11/27/2006 Chow Line: Cassava roots source of tapioca What exactly is tapioca? Where does it come from? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster

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