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02/12/2010 Chow Line: Vegetarian diet? Get nutrients you need (for 2/21/10) My partner used to be a vegetarian, and she wants us to try a vegetarian diet for a few months to see if it helps us feel healthier and possibly drop a few pounds. But aren't there nutrients we won't be getting if we don't eat meat? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
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
05/06/2011 Chow Line: Make sure you get enough calcium (for 5/15/11) I just turned 50. Do I need to increase my calcium intake? Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
03/04/2011 Chow Line: Help build culture of healthy living, eating (for 3/13/11) My family has tried over and over again to eat healthier, be more active, and lose some extra pounds, but our efforts always seem to fizzle within a few weeks. We want to start again, and this time, make it stick. Any advice?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
06/18/2012 Family Fundamentals: Help new parents feel more confident in selves (June 2012) My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first baby. They seem to be focusing on preparing the nursery and stocking up on baby clothes, but I’m concerned they don’t seem to appreciate what it takes to be a good parent. How can I help them prepare for parenting? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
04/01/2010 Chow Line: Quick breakfasts can be healthful (for 4/11/10) I know they say breakfast is "the most important meal of the day," but I usually just don't have time. Am I doing myself in by not eating breakfast? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
09/21/2012 Chow Line: Keep physically fit at any weight (9/21/12) I’ve seen conflicting information about whether or not being obese is actually harmful to your health. Can you clarify? Martha Filipic Carolyn Gunther
04/03/2009 Chow Line: Triglyceride levels sensitive to diet (for 4/12/09) My dad mentioned to me that a blood test revealed high triglycerides, and he was told to reduce not only fats in his diet, but carbohydrates, too. Is that right? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
06/09/2011 Chow Line: It's easy to put MyPlate into practice (for 6/19/11) I like the new MyPlate icon that is replacing the old food pyramid, but it doesn’t give very many details on what you should actually do. Where can I find more information?   Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
01/14/2011 Chow Line: Build diet around nutrient-rich foods (for 1/23/11) I keep hearing about "nutrient-rich" foods. Do you have any ideas on how I could incorporate more into my diet?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
05/20/2009 Family Fundamentals: Don't fall for scams when facing foreclosure (for May 2009) A friend is falling behind on her mortgage payments, and is starting to get offers that I believe are scams. Is there a way to check these out? Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
12/02/2011 Chow Line: Leftovers deserve cautious care (for 12/10/11) My husband and I do a lot of cooking on the weekend so we just have to reheat leftovers for dinner later in the week. But we have a question: When we make a big pot of chili or soup, should we let it cool on the counter before refrigerating it, or not?  Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
07/11/2008 Chow Line: Use marinades for flavor, tenderizing (for 7/20/08) How long should beef and poultry be marinated? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
04/20/2007 Chow Line: Take care if using iron skillet for baby food (for 4/29/07) I understand that babies are at risk for iron deficiency. Should I cook baby food (such as apple sauce) in a cast-iron skillet to increase the iron content? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye, Lara Engler
04/04/2011 Conference on State Budget Impacts April 21; Register by April 15 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the ongoing debate about Ohio’s economy intensifies during the legislature's budgeting process, Ohio State University is hosting a conference focusing on the budget's impact on local government.  Martha Filipic Stan Ernst
12/19/2006 Chow Line: Fight colds, flu with balanced diet (for 12/31/06) Every winter, I seem to have one bad bout of cold or flu. Are there any foods I can eat that would help boost my immune system? Martha Filipic Marti Andrews
02/19/2010 Chow Line: Count up fat, calories for chicken with skin (for 2/28/10) I was at a friend's for dinner and she served chicken breast – with the skin on. It was tender and delicious, but I've always had skinless chicken breast because I thought the skin contained a lot of fat and calories. Is there that much of a difference? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
08/25/2008 University Wetland Gets International Eye COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A Korean television crew visited Columbus' world-renown wetland Aug. 11-12 to shoot footage for a documentary to air in Korea during the international Ramsar Convention on Wetlands triennial meeting. Martha Filipic Bill Mitsch
05/05/2011 Parenting Classes for 'Captive' Audience Have Multiple Benefits CADIZ, Ohio -- Since 1999, Joseph Maiorano has talked about parenting with more than 600 fathers. They're not quite a captive audience -- but they're close. Maiorano's "Fit 2B Fathers" classes are held exclusively at the Eastern Ohio Correction Facility.  Martha Filipic Joseph Maiorano
03/04/2011 $5 Million Bioenergy, Bioproducts Project Offers Opportunities for Ohio Teachers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The potential of tomorrow's bioenergy and bioproducts rests in today's classrooms. And Ohio State University is taking part in a multi-state project offering teachers with training and toolkits to prepare students for careers in this growing field. Martha Filipic Denny Hall
04/09/2010 Chow Line: Calorie counts on menus helpful (for 4/18/10) I've heard that the new health care law will require restaurants to provide calorie information to consumers. Will that really improve people's health? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
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
05/22/2009 Chow Line: Sanitize countertops and cutting boards (for 5/21/09) Should I use a sanitizer to clean counter tops and cutting boards, or does hot water and soap do the job? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
04/13/2012 BYGL: A Gardener's Best Friend It's April, and that means the Buckeye Yard and Garden Line is back. Martha Filipic Curtis Young
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
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
07/11/2008 Family Fundamentals: Don't be afraid to talk with children about war (for July 2008) My young children sometimes watch the TV news with us. How should we handle their questions about war and similar issues? Should we keep them from being exposed to this kind of news? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
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
08/22/2011 MEDIA ADVISORY: Shirley Brooks-Jones Available for Interviews about 9/11 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the nation prepares to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, one local woman looks forward to again sharing her own Sept. 11 tale of overwhelming generosity.   Martha Filipic

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