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10/04/2007 Chow Line: Try hummus as a healthful spread, dip Is hummus considered a healthful food? I think it probably is, but I wonder about the fat in it. How is it made? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
03/01/2012 Community Nutrition Programs and Partners Help Thousands Get Their 'Plate in Shape' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As National Nutrition Month swings into gear, dietitians and nutrition specialists hope to inspire people from all walks of life to eat more whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and make other healthy choices every day. Martha Filipic Joyce McDowell, Ana Claudia Zubieta, Maria Carmen Lambea, Diane Cummins, Karen Colonia-Abel, Kevin Brumbaugh
03/14/2011 OSU Extension's Community Nutrition Programs Reach Tens of Thousands COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While success stories paint the picture of OSU Extension's Community Nutrition Programs, the numbers provide broad brushstrokes of the programs' impact: More than 50,000 Ohioans attended Family Nutrition Program or Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program classes last year. Martha Filipic Joyce McDowell, Maria Carmen Lambea, Ana Claudia Zubieta, Lauren Melnick, Lisa Goodall
08/07/2009 Chow Line: Know your numbers: calorie counts differ (for 8/16/09) Where can I find out how many calories a day I should be eating? I recently started paying attention to calorie intake, and have been using the 2,000-calorie-a-day standard on Nutrition Facts labels. But 2,000 calories a day can't be right for everyone. Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
12/01/2006 Chow Line: Enjoy cashews, but avoid their shells (for 12/10/06) Why can't you buy cashews in the shell, like you can with walnuts, peanuts and other types of nuts? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye, Michelle Tansy
07/12/2006 Family Fundamentals: What kids really mean when you hear 'I'm bored' (for July 2006) Summer is only half over, but my kids are driving me crazy with "I'm bored." Whenever I suggest something, it's not good enough. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Kirk Bloir
11/23/2010 Chow Line: Enjoy, but keep control over holidays (for 12/5/10) There's so much good food around during the holidays, I have a hard time controlling my eating. And, it's getting harder and harder to lose the extra pounds after the first of the year. Any tips? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
03/30/2012 Chow Line: Enjoy eggs, but keep safety in mind (3/30/12) I know that eggs can be contaminated with Salmonella if the hen that laid the egg is infected. But how common is this? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
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
09/01/2005 Make Food Plan Now for Emergencies COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With clear weather in the forecast, flood warnings from earlier this week might seem like a distant memory. But Ohio State University Extension nutritionist Sharron Coplin said that this is the perfect time to do some menu planning and pantry inventory for emergencies. Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
12/21/2012 Chow Line: Saturated fat science is evolving (12/21/12) In a recent column, you said oils that are high in saturated fat aren’t heart-healthy. But I’ve read about the benefits of tropical oils, especially coconut oil. What’s up? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
11/07/2008 Chow Line: Yes, you can roast a frozen turkey (for 11/16/08) Can you cook a frozen turkey? Last year, a family friend did and said it turned out fine. Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
03/05/2010 Chow Line: Choosing syrup can be sticky (for 3/14/10) Is "real" maple syrup healthier than "maple-flavored" or "pancake" syrups? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
11/18/2005 Chow Line: Wheat berries tasty, nutritious (for 11/27/05) I recently went to a function where they served a wheat berry salad. I thought it would have berries in it, but then I realized "wheat berry" is one thing, not two. What are wheat berries? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
01/31/2011 Learn about Online First Detector Training at Conservation Tillage Conference ADA, Ohio -- Scientists and federal officials are always on the lookout for exotic or locally occurring high-risk pests that could spell trouble for the nation's crops and landscape plants, said Nancy Taylor, director of Ohio State University's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic.  Martha Filipic Nancy Taylor
04/18/2008 Chow Line: Hormones can play havoc with appetite (for 4/27/08) I've heard that a hormone called leptin can affect your weight. How does it work? Martha Filipic Ouliana Ziouzenkova
12/09/2010 $1 Million Study Tackles Role of Viruses in Safety of Fresh Produce COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In a new four-year, $1 million study, Ohio State University scientists are leading an effort aimed at reducing the incidence of foodborne illness in fresh produce caused by viruses. Martha Filipic Jianrong Li
01/04/2012 Researchers Unravel Challenges of Drug-Resistant Bacteria COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For years, medical professionals and the livestock industry have made great efforts not to overuse antibiotics, but drug-resistant microorganisms continue to thrive.   Martha Filipic Hua Wang
02/09/2011 Soybean School Focuses on Increasing Yields ADA, Ohio -- An all-star team of soybean experts will lead an expanded Soybean School at the 2011 Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, Feb. 24-25, in Ada, Ohio. Martha Filipic Harold Watters, Randall Reeder
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
06/22/2007 Chow Line: Summertime Corn: How sweet it is (for 7/1/07) What makes corn on the cob so sweet? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez, Bob Precheur
11/12/2010 Chow Line: Have the flu? Eating citrus perfectly OK (for 11/21/10) I read on some website that people with the flu should avoid citrus fruits because they could make the illness worse. Is there any truth to that? Martha Filipic Sarah Clark
06/20/2008 Chow Line: Scientists examining risks of raw produce (for 6/29/08) It seems like there have been more food safety problems with fresh produce in recent years. How do fruits and vegetables become contaminated? Martha Filipic Jeffrey LeJeune
09/07/2006 Survey Shows Higher Levels of Concern on Food, Agricultural, Environmental Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans' level of concern regarding food and agricultural issues has climbed in the past two years, according to a biannual survey conducted by Ohio State University researchers. Martha Filipic Jeff Sharp
09/13/2011 Campus Prepares for 'ArboBlitz' Oct. 5-8 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Come October, Mary Maloney hopes to see hundreds of tree-huggers crowding Ohio State University's campus. "And I'm hoping for a lot of non-tree-huggers too," she said. Martha Filipic Mary Maloney
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
12/08/2006 Chow Line: Don't grow Santa's belly during the holidays (for 12/17/06) I really do not want to gain weight over the holidays this year. Any good tips? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
12/03/2010 Chow Line: Start with fish to increase omega-3s (for 12/12/10) The more I hear about omega-3 fatty acids, the more I want them in my diet. Which foods are highest in omega-3s? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
03/12/2010 Chow Line: Labels can guide healthful choices (for 3/21/10) Heart disease runs in my family. I know Nutrition Facts labels can help me make better food choices, but I'm not sure how. Can you help? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
09/01/2006 Chow Line: When alarms sound, balance risk, benefits (for 9/10/06) I got an e-mail saying prewashed, bagged lettuce might have E. coli. Is it a hoax? Martha Filipic Jeffrey LeJeune

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