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01/19/2012 $320,000 Tractor Donated; Another on the Way Agricultural Systems Management program to benefit. Martha Filipic Scott Shearer, Dewey Mann, Tom Stannard
09/28/2011 Two 4-H Events Offer Science Fun COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Making mozzarella cheese, spinning wool after a sheep-shearing demonstration, and creating a lamp from an empty pop can are just some of the hands-on fun but educational experiences available at two upcoming Columbus events sponsored by Ohio 4-H. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
06/26/2009 Chow Line: Watch out for sodium when eating out (for 7/5/09) My blood pressure is just starting to creep up, so I want to cut back on sodium. I eat out a lot, and I understand restaurant meals can contain a lot of salt. How can I reduce sodium while still eating out? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
07/16/2010 Family Fundamentals: Website helps people plan for retirement (July 2010) My husband just retired, and I plan to retire within five years. We both are lucky to have good pension plans, but that has made us a bit lax in studying our finances. Where should we start? Martha Filipic Christine Olinsky
09/12/2008 Chow Line: Protein easy for vegetarians to get (for 9/21/08) What would be a protein replacement for an individual who does not eat meat or eggs? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
06/12/2009 Chow Line: Focus on health to help kids lose weight (for 6/21/09) My daughter never lost her "baby fat" and is now a pre-teen with a weight problem that she is defensive about. How can I help? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
11/06/2012 New Ohio Casinos Prompt Cautions on Gambling Addiction COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As newly legal casinos continue to open their doors in Ohio, a new field specialist with Ohio State University Extension wants to be sure families understand the risks involved with gambling and where to turn for help if needed. Martha Filipic Jim Bates
11/09/2007 Chow Line: Truffles big on flavor, reputation and price Why are truffles (the fungi) so expensive? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
08/15/2008 Chow Line: Whichever salt you use, consume less (for 8/24/08) Is sea salt more healthful than regular salt? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
07/20/2007 Chow Line: Yellow or green, enjoy summer squash (for 7/29/07) Is there much difference in nutrition between yellow squash and zucchini? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
05/04/2012 Chow Line: First, focus on health, not weight (5/4/12) I’ve tried every diet under the sun, but I always gain back everything I’ve lost and more. Before I completely give up, what can I try next? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
08/05/2011 Chow Line: 'Smell test' not safe after power outage (for 7/14/11) My parents' electricity often goes out, sometimes for long periods. Mom says food in the refrigerator and freezer is fine unless it smells bad. What would you tell her? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
05/02/2012 USDA Grant Turns Up Heat on Ohmic Processing COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sudhir Sastry has studied ohmic heating for decades, but the process continually sparks his curiosity. Sastry's team recently won a $492,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant on using the process to control enzymatic activity in tomatoes. Martha Filipic Sudhir Sastry
12/06/2011 Food Safety is Focus of $2.3 Million in Grants WOOSTER, Ohio -- An Ohio State University scientist and colleagues have garnered two food safety grants totaling $2.3 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Martha Filipic Jeff LeJeune
02/09/2007 Chow Line: Sensible choices good for heart health (for 2/18/07) What are the best foods to eat to combat heart disease? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
09/28/2007 Chow Line: Canning cherry tomatoes not advised Where can I find how to can cherry tomatoes? I'm having trouble finding guidelines. Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
05/28/2010 Chow Line: Don't give up if some dairy is hard to digest (for 6/6/10) I think I'm lactose intolerant because I always get cramps after eating a dish of ice cream, especially if it's really rich. I've started to avoid dairy altogether, but now I'm worried about calcium. What's your advice? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
06/23/2011 Chow Line: Tips for whole grains, lean protein, dairy (for 7/3/11) I'm one of those people who have no problem eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. But I need some ideas for incorporating more whole grains, lean protein and dairy into my daily routine. Tips? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
12/16/2014 Chow Line: Make healthful eating fun for kids (8/31/12) I’m trying to get my children to eat healthier, but they constantly ask for high-sugar cereal and other foods that aren’t good for them. How can I entice them to eat healthier foods? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
01/19/2012 Proper Nutrition Vital for Livestock in Late Gestation WOOSTER, Ohio -- As livestock managers anticipate the beginning of the spring calving season, it's vital that they make sure their cows and heifers are getting the proper nutrition.  Martha Filipic Rory Lewandowski
07/01/2009 Chow Line: Choose berries for burst of nutrition (for 7/12/09) I love buying and eating fresh berries this time of year. Are there any that are more nutritious than others, or are they all just about the same? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
07/23/2010 Chow Line: Farmed, wild catfish: know nutrition, safety (for Aug. 1, 2010) Our family really enjoys eating catfish. Is there much of a difference nutrition-wise between farm-raised catfish that we find at the store and wild catfish we catch on fishing trips? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
07/08/2010 Professor Honored for Global Commitment COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On his way home from work every evening, Herbert Ockerman makes it a habit to stop at three outlets of Half-Price Books to purchase textbooks, literature or "anything that would fit into a school or university library." Martha Filipic Herb Ockerman
06/16/2009 Family Fundamentals: Be sure child is ready to stay home alone (for June 2009) How can you tell when your child is old enough to stay home alone, if only for a few hours? Martha Filipic Kara Newby, Carol Chandler
03/15/2012 Chow Line: Calcium essential throughout life (3/16/12) My doctor suggested I take a few antacid tablets every day to get additional calcium. A colleague said I should space them throughout the day instead of taking them all at once. Is that true? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
10/02/2012 Study: An Apple a Day Lowers Level of Blood Chemical Linked to Hardening of the Arteries COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eating an apple a day might in fact help keep the cardiologist away, new research suggests. In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered by 40 percent blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries. Martha Filipic Robert DiSilvestro
09/02/2011 Chow Line: Watch the toppings for a healthy salad (for 9/11/11) Over the summer, our salads have gotten more and more elaborate. With cheese, almonds and other toppings, are we being as healthy as we think? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
09/15/2008 Family Fundamentals: Parents: Watch for signs of online bullying (for September 2008) We have recently discovered that our daughter has been bullied online. What's the best approach to deal with this? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
06/19/2009 Chow Line: Folic acid vital for women (for 6/28/09) Is there a new recommendation for folic acid for adult women? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
07/29/2011 Chow Line: Take study findings with a grain of salt (for 8/7/11) I heard about a study that questioned the link between sodium and high blood pressure. I'm skeptical. What's the story? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez

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