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06/06/2008 Chow Line: Food safety tips for cooking on the grill (for 6/15/08) We love cooking on the grill. Are there special food safety tips we should keep in mind? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
10/29/2010 Chow Line: Potatoes: You say waxy, I say mealy (11/7/20) What kinds of potatoes are best for boiling, mashing, frying and baking? Martha Filipic Allison Weis
11/13/2003 New 4-H Center Going 'Green' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The new Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, to be completed in 2005 on the Ohio State University campus, will be "green" in more ways than one. Martha Filipic Ryan Schmiesing
01/20/2012 Family Fundamentals: Just put pen to paper to start on budget (January 2012) We promised ourselves we would establish a monthly budget in 2012, but now we don’t know where to start. Can you help?  Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
11/27/2006 Chow Line: Cassava roots source of tapioca What exactly is tapioca? Where does it come from? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
06/01/2012 Chow Line: 'Mindless eating' leads to weight gain (6/1/12) I try to eat healthfully and normally do well during the day, but in the evening when I’m watching TV, I snack way too much, even though I’m not really hungry. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
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
10/05/2012 Chow Line: Teen athletes need more carbohydrates (10/5/12) My son started playing football this year. He says he “hits a wall” during practice and needs more protein. How much protein does he need during the football season? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
01/13/2011 Jan. 22: Score of Super Sleuths to Study Salicylates in 4-H Science Saturday Session COLUMBUS, Ohio -- "Salicylate Sleuths: Finding Drugs in Everyday Materials" is the topic of January's Ohio 4-H "Science Saturday" program for kids. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
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
11/13/2012 Researchers: Food May Be Source of C. diff Infections WOOSTER, Ohio -- The increasing incidence of a difficult-to-control bacterial illness is leading researchers to suspect that contaminated foods might be contributing to the problem. Martha Filipic Jeff LeJeune, Alex Rodriguez-Palacios
07/18/2012 OSU Extension Empowers Ohio's Families, Consumers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Organizations across Ohio that work with Ohio State University Extension indicate a strong need for Extension materials about health, family relations and personal finance. Martha Filipic Liz Smith
11/20/2009 Chow Line: Alternate-day fast not a proven diet (for 11/29/09) A friend is trying to lose weight by eating very little every other day. I don't think it's healthy, but she says it works. Is this kind of diet recommended? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
07/15/2011 Chow Line: Several tactics can help with weight loss (for 7/24/11) Since I turned 50, I seem to gain weight much more easily, and it's much more difficult to take off. My husband says I shouldn't blame age, but doesn't aging have an effect? Martha Filipic Gail Kaye
11/05/2010 Chow Line: Trim expenses for Thanksgiving feast (for 11/14/10) Money is tight in our household these days. Do you have ideas to share to help us reduce costs for Thanksgiving dinner? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
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
12/14/2012 Project Cultivates Tanzanian Agricultural Expertise for Future COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tanzania, a country of 42 million nestled on the east coast of Africa, is undergoing a sea change demographically. Currently, about one-third of Tanzanians live below the poverty line, and more than 4 of 10 Tanzanian children suffer from stunting due to malnutrition. By 2050, Tanzania's population is anticipated to double, and its urban population will exceed its rural population. Martha Filipic J. Mark Erbaugh
09/23/2011 Chow Line: Apples really could keep doctor away (for 10/2/11) Are apples as good for you as other fruits are? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
05/02/2012 Family Fundamentals: Buying home? Get answers with new guidebook (May 2012) We are starting to look at buying our first house. In talking with our bank, I’m surprised at the fees they charge for closing. Is it best to stay with your own bank for a mortgage, or should we look elsewhere? Martha Filipic Nancy Stehulak
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
06/01/2012 Researchers to Examine How Savings Programs Affect Childhood Hunger COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Programs that encourage low-income families to save money for long-term goals and pull them out of poverty could ultimately decrease child hunger. But in the short-term, there's fear that participating in such programs could increase children's food insecurity as families divert some of their meager income into savings. Martha Filipic Caezilia Loibl
02/23/2012 Chow Line: A healthy breakfast really is a good idea (2/17/12) I’ve always heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but to be honest, I hardly ever eat breakfast and I do OK. Why do the “experts” say we should always eat breakfast?  Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
02/23/2012 Family Fundamentals: A strong, happy relationship good for your health (Feb. 2012) I’m in my 50s and am happily married. I keep hearing younger people in my social circle question whether marriage is really important. Am I just old-fashioned? Or does marriage still have inherent value? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
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
10/03/2012 100 Students at 4-H Center Oct. 10 for National Eco-Bot Challenge COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Using inch-long "Eco-Bots" made from the head of a toothbrush, a small vibrating motor and a watch battery, thousands of youths around the nation will devise ways to clean up a simulated toxic spill on Oct. 10 in the "Eco-Bot Challenge." Martha Filipic Bob Horton, Sally McClaskey
10/28/2011 Chow Line: You can get enough iron without meat Our adult daughter has low iron. I think it’s because she doesn’t eat meat, but she says that there’s plenty of iron in other foods. Can you help me persuade her she’s wrong? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
11/09/2012 Chow Line: Take precautions if stuffing turkey (11/9/12) I have always stuffed our Thanksgiving turkey with homemade stuffing, but my daughter tells me it’s not safe. Should I stop? Would it make a difference if I used stuffing from a box? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
05/07/2010 Chow Line: Brown rice, not white, a whole grain (for 5/16/10) Is rice a whole grain? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer