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05/04/2007 Chow Line: Be smart, informed when eating out (for 5/13/07) I'm trying to lose weight, but it's hard when we eat out. Any tips? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
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
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
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
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
05/14/2010 Chow Line: Shellac on apples not a concern (for 5/123/10) I've heard that most apples have wax or shellac on them that's hard to wash off. I'm especially concerned about shellac -- is it safe to eat? Martha Filipic Diane Miller
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
01/28/2011 Chow Line: Control blood sugar, 10,000 steps at a time (for 2/6/11) I read about a recent study that said walking 10,000 steps a day could help people manage blood sugar. Is it because walking that much helps you lose weight, or is it the exercise itself that is helpful?   Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
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
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
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
02/06/2009 Chow Line: Ultra-pasteurized milk lasts longer (for 2/15/09) I've seen cartons of "ultra-pasteurized" milk at the grocery store. What is it? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
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
06/25/2002 Chow Line: Whole grains a whole lot better (for 7/14/02) I happen to like whole-wheat bread, brown rice and other whole grains, but I have a hard time convincing my husband to try them. Can you list the reasons why whole grains are better for you? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
05/11/2012 Chow Line: Lots of fruits, veggies might stem diabetes (5/11/12) I’ve been told that I’m “pre-diabetic.” Should I cut way back on fruit? I know it contains a lot of sugar. Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
03/15/2011 Higher Food, Commodity Prices Prompting Focus on Ag Policy, Research COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rising global demand, sporadic weather problems and other factors have been driving up commodity prices. American consumers might be feeling a pinch at the grocery store, but the impact in some parts of the world could be much more dramatic, according to an agricultural economist at Ohio State University. Martha Filipic Carl Zulauf
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
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
08/25/2004 4-H Founder Park, Statue Dedicated SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- A.B. Graham would have been proud. Martha Filipic Mike Haubner
11/02/2007 Chow Line: Fiber goal linked with calorie intake The back of my cereal box says that 25 to 38 grams of fiber are recommended each day. Why is there such a disparity? How do I know if I need 25 grams or 38 grams? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
07/16/2007 Family Fundamentals: With children, watch out for 'pretty poisons' (for July 2007) I have heard that hand sanitizers can be poisonous for young children. Is that true? Martha Filipic Kathy Dodrill, Carol Chandler
05/18/2010 Family Fundamentals: Lessen risks by preparing for disaster now (for May 2010) After hearing news reports of tornadoes and flooding in other parts of the country, I started thinking about our important papers, and what we should do to prepare in case something like that happens here. What are the guidelines? Martha Filipic Sharon Seiling
01/27/2011 Wetlands Park Marks Anniversaries with Feb. 2 Open House COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The public is invited to an open house at Ohio State University's Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Martha Filipic Bill Mitsch
10/23/2009 Chow Line: Enjoy peanut butter but watch calories (for 11/1/09) Is peanut butter healthy for you, or is it so high in fat and calories that you should avoid it? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
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
02/09/2011 Natural Gas Drilling Could be Boon for Landowners, But Be Cautious COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Eastern Ohio landowners interested in leasing their land for natural-gas drilling into the rich resources of the Marcellus Shale need to be aware that such leases can carry some financial risk if they're not cautious. And, potential risks to the environment could be serious. Martha Filipic Clif Little
09/14/2012 Chow Line: Lots of options with potatoes, rice (9/14/12) Which is better for you, potatoes or rice? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
03/07/2003 Chow Line: Work some soy protein into diet (for 3/16/03) I want to incorporate more soy into my diet. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
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
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