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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
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
10/10/2003 Chow Line: Watch sugar intake for calories, nutrients (for 10/19/03) I continue to be surprised at the amount of sugar my teenage daughter consumes. How bad is it for her? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
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
08/07/2012 New Department Chair, Native of New Mexico, Savors Buckeye Roots COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gary Straquadine grew up in New Mexico and has spent the last 25 years in Utah, but he feels like his move to Columbus is a true homecoming. Martha Filipic Gary Straquadine
04/30/2010 Chow Line: Not everyone can tolerate gluten (for 5/9/10) In the past few months, two of our friends have told us that they need to avoid eating wheat products, even though they said tests for celiac disease came back negative. Are there other reasons people would need to avoid wheat? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
07/16/2010 Chow Line: Fish from open Gulf areas safe, for now (for 7/25/10) Should I be concerned about buying fish or seafood? I'm worried it might be from the Gulf of Mexico and tainted from the oil spill. Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
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
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
09/23/2010 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
08/22/2012 Social Media Effort to Help Families Get Healthier by Heading 'Back to the Kitchen' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Families who prepare meals and eat together tend to be healthier, happier -- and thinner. But half of all meals are now eaten away from home, and many meals that are eaten at home aren't prepared in the kitchen and enjoyed around the kitchen table -- they're take-out meals or fast food eaten in front of the TV. Martha Filipic Jamie Seger, Julie Kennel
06/05/2009 Chow Line: Summer perfect time for fresh produce (for 6/14/09) I'm trying to get my children to eat more fruits and vegetables this summer. Any ideas? I don't want to buy fresh produce just to see it go to waste. Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
07/17/2009 Family Fundamentals: Financial stresses can put strain on relationship (for July 2009) Lately there's been a lot of tension between my husband and me about our finances. How can we get past this? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
09/14/2012 Family Fundamentals: Thinking of student loans? Do some homework (Sept. 2012) Our son is about ready to apply to college. We know he will need some loans, but we think they should be limited. He says this is “good debt” and tells us not to worry about it. We want to learn more, but where do we start? Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
08/14/2008 Family Fundamentals: Keep your saving plan on track by joining programs (for August 2008) We're trying to put a little money away from each paycheck, but there always seems to be another expense, the tiny amount of interest we earn isn't very much incentive. Any tips to help us stay on track? Martha Filipic Caezilia Loibl
05/19/2011 Late Corn Planting Won't Necessarily Mean Lower Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rainy weather is resulting in major delays in corn planting throughout Ohio. But farmers can still hold a sliver of hope that late planting won't put a big dent in yields at harvest time. Martha Filipic Peter Thomison
12/09/2011 Chow Line: Lower your stroke risk with antioxidants (for 12/18/11) I heard recently that eating more fruits and vegetables can help prevent stroke. Having a stroke is something I have always worried about. Can you tell me more details? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
08/11/2006 Family Fundamentals: Parents still have influence as kids become teenagers (for August 2006) I've heard that by the time a child is a teen-ager, friends have more influence on their behavior and development than parents. Is that true? Martha Filipic Cindy Torppa
10/17/2012 Study Provides Insight on Residents of Rural Food Deserts WOOSTER, Ohio -- "Food deserts" are normally thought of as low-income, blighted urban neighborhoods with little access to fresh, reasonably priced fruits and vegetables. But rural areas, despite their wide-open spaces and fertile farmland, can be food deserts, too. Martha Filipic Tom Blaine
09/21/2007 Chow Line: Grapes have bunches of benefits (for 9/30/07) Lately, I've been on a grape kick. I'm surprised at how many varieties are available. What are their best points, nutrition-wise? Martha Filipic Josh Bomser, Joe Scheerens
01/12/2007 Family Fundamentals: Set goals to create long-term savings plans (for January 2007) We have little debt except for our mortgage, but don't have any plan for saving money for the long term. How do we start? Martha Filipic Lois Clark
06/23/2011 Teachers Named to Summer BioEnergy, BioProducts Program COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Fourteen Ohio educators have been chosen to participate in a multi-state project designed to bring the most current information on bioenergy and bioproducts into the classroom. Martha Filipic Dennis Hall
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
04/01/2005 Chow Line: 'Water weight' easy to lose at first (for 4/10/05) Whenever I make a concerted effort to watch my diet, I lose a lot of weight very quickly -- sometimes 5 to 7 pounds within the first week or two. But after that, it's much harder to lose weight. I've always heard that those first pounds are "water." Is that true? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
02/17/2009 Family Fundamentals: Trimming expenses a good idea in good, bad times (for Feb. 2009) My husband and I feel secure financially, but I'm concerned we are simply spending too much on a day-to-day, month-by-month basis. Do you have some tips to help us cut back? Martha Filipic Susan Shockey
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
02/23/2012 Chow Line: New findings shed light on diverticulosis (2/10/12) I spoke with a friend recently who said he had a bad attack of diverticulitis. First, is that the same thing as diverticulosis? Also, can a high-fiber diet help prevent either condition?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
05/18/2007 Chow Line: Keep summer heat from spoiling picnic Last year, I got sick after a family picnic. How can we prevent food-borne illness this year? Martha Filipic Ken Lee
09/30/2010 Family Fundamentals: Plenty of information available on strong marriages (Oct. 2010) I am lucky to have been happily married for 10 years, and every year it seems to get better. But when people ask us how we have stayed so close over the years, we're a bit stumped to give an answer. Is there a list of qualities for 'good marriages' that might help us articulate what we are experiencing? Martha Filipic Melinda Hill
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