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06/01/2012 Researchers to Examine How Savings Programs Affect Childhood Hunger COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Programs that encourage low-income families to save money for long-term goals and pull them out of poverty could ultimately decrease child hunger. But in the short-term, there's fear that participating in such programs could increase children's food insecurity as families divert some of their meager income into savings. Martha Filipic Caezilia Loibl
02/23/2012 Chow Line: A healthy breakfast really is a good idea (2/17/12) I’ve always heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but to be honest, I hardly ever eat breakfast and I do OK. Why do the “experts” say we should always eat breakfast?  Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
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
09/23/2011 Chow Line: Apples really could keep doctor away (for 10/2/11) Are apples as good for you as other fruits are? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
11/30/2007 Chow Line: Coconut oil unlike other saturated fat (for 12/9/07) I've always read that you should avoid coconut oil because of its high level of saturated fat. But I recently heard it is actually healthful and can help you lose weight. Is that true? Martha Filipic Martha Belury
11/16/2012 Chow Line: Know warning signs, risk of diabetes (11/16/12) No one in my family has ever had diabetes. Does that mean I’m not at risk for developing it? Martha Filipic Carolyn Gunther
08/14/2007 Family Fundamentals: Healthy choices can have financial payoff (for August 2007) My husband and I can't seem to stay motivated to eat better or live more healthfully in general. Any tips to help us stay on track? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
04/07/2011 Ohio Farmers Planting More Corn Per Acre COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Today's generation of corn hybrids can withstand more stress -- and therefore more crowding -- than farmers have ever seen. And that means farmers often can plant more seeds per acre and have a good expectation of high yields, at least up to a point, says an Ohio State University Extension agronomist. Martha Filipic Peter Thomison
01/21/2011 Chow Line: Grapefruit offers more than vitamin C (for 1/30/11) This time of year, I really enjoy having grapefruit for breakfast. I know it is a good source of vitamin C, but what else does it offer? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
07/09/2010 Chow Line: Don't opt for organics for wrong reasons (for 7/18/10) I saw a message posted on the web that a person lost a lot of weight by eating only organic foods. Is that possible? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
10/02/2009 Chow Line: Carve a place for pumpkin in your diet (for 10/11/09) A friend of mine says canned pumpkin is about the healthiest thing you can eat. Can that be right? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
10/28/2011 Chow Line: You can get enough iron without meat Our adult daughter has low iron. I think it’s because she doesn’t eat meat, but she says that there’s plenty of iron in other foods. Can you help me persuade her she’s wrong? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
07/17/2009 Chow Line: Take medical advice when reducing iron (for 7/26/09) My iron levels are way too high. How can I cut back on the iron in my food? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
01/29/2009 Chow Line: Portion control can help with diabetes (for week of 2/8/09) My wife was just diagnosed with diabetes. I do most of the cooking at our house -- what can I do differently in the kitchen to help? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
05/18/2012 Chow Line: Don't let vacation go to waist (5/18/12) We’ll be spending two weeks driving around the Midwest on vacation this summer. I hate the idea of eating a lot of fast food. Do you have some tips for healthy eating while on the road? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
12/12/2011 Materials Aim to Help Pregnant Women Prevent Foodborne Illness COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Pregnant women can learn how to protect themselves and their babies from the risks of foodborne illness -- such as the recent melon-related listeria outbreak -- thanks to a joint effort between Ohio State University and Colorado State University. Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros, Pat Kendall
07/29/2010 'Operation: Military Kids' Brings Kids, Parents to Campus COLUMBUS, Ohio -- "It makes them feel special for a day." That's the power behind Operation: Military Kids "Hero Camps," day-long outings for children in military families, said Jennifer Douthwaite of West Liberty, at a July 27 camp at Ohio State University. Martha Filipic Mark Wilson
10/10/2008 Chow Line: Consumer use of food labels declines (for 10/19/08) I try to read Nutrition Facts labels when comparing foods, but a friend told me to pay more attention to ingredient lists. Really? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
03/06/2008 Chow Line: Whole grain products on the rise (for 3/16/08) I read that only 7 percent of Americans eat three servings of whole grains a day. Is that accurate? Martha Filipic Anne Smith
02/23/2012 Family Fundamentals: A strong, happy relationship good for your health (Feb. 2012) I’m in my 50s and am happily married. I keep hearing younger people in my social circle question whether marriage is really important. Am I just old-fashioned? Or does marriage still have inherent value? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
01/20/2012 Chow Line: Portion control essential for toddlers (1/20/12) My two toddlers are overweight. We have begun watching what we eat more closely, but I find that I’m not sure how much my children should be eating. Can you help? Martha Filipic Alma Simmons
07/15/2011 Family Fundamentals: Money tips geared to teens heading to college (July 2011) Our son is heading off to college next month. Although he's very bright academically, he hasn't been very smart about money. Do you know of any resources we can share with him that might help?  Martha Filipic Nancy Hudson
12/07/2007 Chow Line: Some foods risky during pregnancy (for 12/16/07) Why are pregnant women at higher risk from foodborne illness than other people? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
08/28/2012 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Extension's Worksite Wellness Programs a Smart Choice CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Employers increasingly offer worksite wellness programs to employees, for good reason: a 2010 analysis showed a decrease of $3.27 in medical expenses for every dollar invested. OSU Extension gives these efforts a much-needed shot in the arm.  Martha Filipic Lisa Barlage, Leslie Hartley, Polly Loy, Carol Chandler
10/03/2011 New Food Science, Technology Chair Hopes to Form New Partnerships COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In his new role as chair of Ohio State University's Department of Food Science and Technology, Richard Linton plans to forge new partnerships. Martha Filipic Richard Linton
06/25/2007 Two Ohio 4-H'ers Receive National Recognition COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two Ohio 4-H members received national recognition in Washington D.C. recently. Martha Filipic Kathy Cox
05/18/2007 Family Fundamentals: Parents can help teens learn to manage their money (for May 2007) My children are entering their teen years, and I want to help them learn to properly manage money. Are there guidelines out there? Martha Filipic Diane Johnson
09/26/2012 4-H Mentoring Projects 'Making a Huge Difference' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sometimes kids have trouble learning from their mistakes. And sometimes, all it takes is a caring adult teaming up with those kids -- perhaps on a project that captures their interest -- that can make all the difference. Martha Filipic Jim Jordan, Carolyn Belczyk, Mark Light, Minnie Taylor, Janice Hanna
09/23/2010 Chow Line: Make better choices for healthier chili (for 10/3/10) I love to make chili in the fall. Is it very nutritious? Martha Filipic Stephanie Hillman
10/19/2009 Chow Line: Use 'discretion' with Halloween treats (for 10/25/09) Halloween is coming up and my children love to go trick or treating. Afterwards, I want to help them figure out a reasonable amount of candy to enjoy on a daily basis. Where do I start? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer