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08/24/2012 Chow Line: Behavior changes key in weight loss (8/24/12) What are some of the things people do (besides eating less) to help them lose weight successfully? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
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
05/30/2008 Chow Line: Choose healthful fast-food options (for the week of 6/8/08) As I chauffeur the kids to and from summer activities, I tend to eat more fast food than usual. Any tips to make my choices more healthful? Martha Filipic Melissa Kalb
08/20/2008 Food Scientist Honored with Designated Professorship COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A substantial gift to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has created a designated professorship to honor a faculty member for his extensive research in food safety. Martha Filipic Ahmed Yousef
02/19/2008 Family Fundamentals: Talking about money can be difficult for couples (for 2/2008) My wife and I have to deal with some financial issues, but we always end up in a fight when we try to talk. What are some good resources that can help? Martha Filipic Chris Olinsky
09/20/2012 'Research Powerhouses' Join Forces in New Multistate Venture FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Faculty from Michigan State University, Ohio State University and Purdue University gathered earlier this month in a new effort to strengthen both research and Extension outreach in food safety issues.  Martha Filipic John Baker, Jeff LeJeune, Karen Plaut
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
04/27/2007 Chow Line: Feel good with omega-3 fatty acids (for 5/6/07) Why are omega-3 fatty acids so important? Martha Filipic Martha Belury
07/24/2000 Eating 'Green' Could be Beneficial COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Chlorophyll has long been touted as a holistic healing aid, with claims that it does everything from healing wounds to curing bad breath. But when people consume foods that contain chlorophyll, is it -- or its digestive products -- absorbed like beta carotene or other plant pigments with health-promoting effects? Researchers at Ohio State University decided to find out. Martha Filipic Mark Failla, Steven Schwartz, Mario Ferruzzi
10/19/2012 Chow Line: Whole grains turn up in surprising places (10/19/12) A group of us were watching a football game last week, and someone claimed that the tortilla chips we were eating counted as a “whole-grain” food. I find that hard to believe. Is that right? Martha Filipic Carolyn Gunther
07/10/2012 Biotechnology Brings Summer Science Fun to Adventure Central DAYTON, Ohio -- In the lazy, hazy days of summer, the last thing on most urban teens' minds is science and biotechnology. But that's not the case for the teenagers who are teaching biotechnology to 100 day-camp participants at Adventure Central in Dayton.  Martha Filipic Nate Arnett
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
09/18/2009 Chow Line: Detailed food safety information online (for 9/27/09) My daughter recently learned she is pregnant, and I know food safety is an important issue during pregnancy. Where can we find good resources to make sure she doesn't eat anything that inadvertently would put her or her baby at risk? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
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
08/02/2012 Register Now for New Environmental Leaders Institute COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A series of workshops from September to January is geared to help environmental professionals address complex issues and work collaboratively with fellow professionals across private, nonprofit and government sectors. Martha Filipic Anne Baird, Joe Bonnell
01/14/2012 Ohio State Researcher: Foodborne Illness Costs $77.7 Billion a Year COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The cost of foodborne illness in the United States is now estimated to be up to $77.7 billion a year, according to an analysis by Ohio State University researcher Robert Scharff. Martha Filipic Robert Scharff
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
10/26/2009 Food Scientist Uses High Pressure to Keep Food Safe -- for a Long, Long Time COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University food science researcher V.M. "Bala" Balasubramaniam isn't feeling pressure to perform. He's using pressure. Martha Filipic V.M. "Bala" Balasubramaniam
02/21/2008 Chow Line: Calcium important even with arthritis (for 3/2/08) I have arthritis and am developing knobs on my bones. Should I reduce my calcium intake? Also, what are good sources of calcium if you are lactose intolerant? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
05/11/2007 Chow Line: Latino food pyramid good guide to health (for 5/20/07) I've heard about a new diet pyramid specifically for Latinos. Is it very different from the official diet pyramid? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
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
08/10/2011 Chow Line: Magnesium plays vital role in health (for 8/21/11) I've started taking calcium supplements to be sure I get the 1,200 milligrams recommended. I know that the supplements should include vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium, but a friend suggests I also need to make sure I get enough magnesium. Is that right? How much is enough?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
05/25/2011 Heavy Rainfall Causes Forage, Pasture Challenges COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It's probably best not to invoke the old saying "Make hay while the sun shines" to forage producers this year. The sun hasn't been shining very often, and they haven't had the ability to make much hay. Martha Filipic John Grimes, Jeff McCutcheon
10/16/2000 Chow Line: Phytochemicals help plants, humans (for 11/4/01) I keep hearing good things about "phytochemicals." What are they, exactly? Martha Filipic Joshua Bomser
10/18/2012 Family Fundamentals: Confusion, memory problems common in elderly (Oct. 2012) My dad is approaching 70 and seems to be getting more confused and forgetful. We don’t think it’s anything serious right now, but should we be worried about dementia?  Martha Filipic James Bates
04/22/2011 Media Advisory: Arbor Day Celebration on Oval April 29 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Three newly planted yellow buckeye trees will be dedicated on Ohio State University's Oval outside of Mendenhall Lab on Arbor Day, April 29. Martha Filipic
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
09/25/2009 Chow Line: Eat healthfully to fight the flu bug (for 10/4/09) Is there anything we can do nutritionally that would help me and my family stay healthy during the flu season? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
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