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02/11/2011 Chow Line: Cut back on these foods for your health (for 2/20/11) I know the dietary guidelines tell us what we should eat. Do they also tell us what we shouldn't eat?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
04/13/2012 Chow Line: Folic acid supplements still key (4/13/12) Since so many foods are fortified with folic acid, are supplements still necessary for women who are trying to get pregnant? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
11/08/2005 Family Fundamentals: Happy Holidays? Cope with Stress, Tension I’m dreading the holidays. Something always happens and I usually become very upset. Is there anything I can do to de-stress and actually enjoy myself this year? Martha Filipic Ted Futris
11/15/2012 Family Fundamentals: Make plan, be firm to curb holiday spending (for November 2012) Every year, I spend more money than I want to during the holidays. Can you suggest ways to help me not go overboard this year? Martha Filipic Patricia Brinkman
07/10/2012 Biotechnology Brings Summer Science Fun to Adventure Central DAYTON, Ohio -- In the lazy, hazy days of summer, the last thing on most urban teens' minds is science and biotechnology. But that's not the case for the teenagers who are teaching biotechnology to 100 day-camp participants at Adventure Central in Dayton.  Martha Filipic Nate Arnett
08/21/2009 Chow Line: Lots of reasons not to eat a high-fat diet (for 8/30/09) I read about a study linking a high-fat diet to memory loss. How much fat is too much? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
11/18/2010 Chow Line: Give red cabbage a place at the table (for 11/28/10) My husband and I recently had an unusual pasta dish, and one of the main ingredients was red cabbage. It was delicious. I've never used red cabbage in my own cooking -- any tips? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
07/19/2011 Cuyahoga County: Home on the Farm CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The grayness of neglect too often seen in this aging rust-belt city is being transformed into acres of flourishing green thanks to Ohio State University Extension and a vast coalition of partners.   Martha Filipic Marie Barni
05/17/2002 Chow Line: Wash those fruits and veggies (for 5/26/02) Some cantaloupe was recently recalled because of salmonella. I thought that was mostly a problem with chicken and eggs. How did it get on fruit? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
04/28/2011 Saturated Soils Could Pose Risk to Well Water COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Heavy rains mean more than an increased risk of flooding. They also can pose a threat to drinking water, said Ohio State University Extension's water quality specialist. Martha Filipic Karen Mancl
12/20/2012 Family Fundamentals: Resolve conflicts with child’s caregiver (December 2012) Our son is 9 months old. Recently we’ve become uncomfortable with some viewpoints expressed by his caregiver. It’s nothing major, and we don’t want to ruin what has been a good thing, but I think we need to find a way to bring up our concerns. Is there a good way to handle this? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
06/18/2010 Chow Line: No need to scream over ice cream (for 6/27/10) My husband chooses strawberry ice cream over other flavors because he thinks the fruit makes it healthier. Does it? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
08/02/2012 Register Now for New Environmental Leaders Institute COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A series of workshops from September to January is geared to help environmental professionals address complex issues and work collaboratively with fellow professionals across private, nonprofit and government sectors. Martha Filipic Anne Baird, Joe Bonnell
04/04/2008 Chow Line: Most of us need more produce, dairy (for 4/13/08) Do most Americans meet the U.S. Dietary Guidelines? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
06/03/2010 Wetlands Director Eyes New Water COLUMBUS, Ohio -- He has the boat and he has the water, but the twain have yet to meet. But Bill Mitsch dreams big. The director of Ohio State University's Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Mitsch was delighted last week as students from a civil engineering class presented plans for a boat dock that would connect the wetlands, situated just north of Ohio State's Columbus campus off of Ackerman Road, with the nearby Olentangy River. Martha Filipic Bill Mitsch
01/25/2011 'Corn University' to Examine Possibility of 300 Bushel Corn ADA, Ohio -- In 1992, Ohio's corn crop achieved a record yield of 143 bushels per acre. Since then, genetic improvements have led to even higher yields, with the state's 2010 crop averaging a very respectable 163 bushels per acre. Now, the buzz across the nation's Corn Belt is that a remarkable 300 bushels per acre is possible by the year 2030.  Martha Filipic Peter Thomison
01/17/2008 Chow Line: Focus on folate for health, not the blues (for 1/27/08) I've heard that taking folate can help combat depression. Is that true? Martha Filipic Robert Disilvestro
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
10/03/2008 Chow Line: Rinsing baby carrots not necessary (for 10/12/08) Should we rinse off baby carrots before we eat them? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
08/20/2010 Chow Line: Meaning of dates on canned goods varies (for 8/29/10) Most canned goods seem to have dates or codes on the bottom of the can. Are these expiration dates? If so, how do I read the ones that are in code? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
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
06/21/2006 Family Fundamentals: Keep your finances in mind when vacation planning (for June 2006) We’re planning a summer family vacation, but money is tighter than I anticipated and I don’t want to put too much on credit. Any ideas to save money? Martha Filipic Sharon Seiling
11/19/2007 Family Fundamentals: Concerned about toy safety? Consider alternatives (for November 2007) I'm starting to shop for children's toys for my nieces and nephews. What should I look for to make sure the items are safe? Martha Filipic Sharon Mader
10/18/2012 Family Fundamentals: Confusion, memory problems common in elderly (Oct. 2012) My dad is approaching 70 and seems to be getting more confused and forgetful. We don’t think it’s anything serious right now, but should we be worried about dementia?  Martha Filipic James Bates
08/10/2007 Chow Line: Exercise can help curb diabetes (for 8/19/07) Why is physical activity so important for people with diabetes? Martha Filipic Carla Miller, Jackie Buell
08/28/2009 Chow Line: Many children low in vitamin D (for 9/6/09) I recently read that many children are low on vitamin D. How can I be sure my children are getting enough? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
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
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
12/19/2001 Chow Line: Washing hands can make you feel good (for 1/6/02) How can I convince my teenager to wash his hands before he eats? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
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

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