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06/20/2008 Family Fundamentals: Help friend in financial crunch by reviewing resources (for 6/29/08) A good friend lost her job recently, and she fears she might lose her house. We aren't in a position to help her financially, but can we assist in other ways? Martha Filipic Nancy Hudson
08/28/2012 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Extension's Worksite Wellness Programs a Smart Choice CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Employers increasingly offer worksite wellness programs to employees, for good reason: a 2010 analysis showed a decrease of $3.27 in medical expenses for every dollar invested. OSU Extension gives these efforts a much-needed shot in the arm.  Martha Filipic Lisa Barlage, Leslie Hartley, Polly Loy, 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
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
08/17/2007 Chow Line: Dry garden veggies for longtime bounty (for 8/26/07) I want to dehydrate some of the vegetables from my garden this year. What guidelines do you recommend? Martha Filipic Doris Herringshaw
12/11/2006 Family Fundamentals: Be careful not to overindulge children this holiday (for December 2006) My husband and I want to give our children the things we didn't have when we grew up, especially during the holidays. How can we tell if we're going overboard? Martha Filipic Melinda Hill
09/26/2012 4-H Mentoring Projects 'Making a Huge Difference' COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sometimes kids have trouble learning from their mistakes. And sometimes, all it takes is a caring adult teaming up with those kids -- perhaps on a project that captures their interest -- that can make all the difference. Martha Filipic Jim Jordan, Carolyn Belczyk, Mark Light, Minnie Taylor, Janice Hanna
09/17/2004 Chow Line: Vary veggies for vitamins (for 9/26/04) When it comes to vegetables, my husband eats only spinach -- a whole carton of frozen spinach at dinner. Is this advisable? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
03/09/2011 Media Advisory: Saturday's Ohio 4-H Gathering to be Biggest Ever COLUMBUS, Ohio -- More than 1,700 Ohio 4-H members and volunteers are expected to flock to Columbus on Saturday, March 12, for the Ohio 4-H Teen Conference and the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Conference. Martha Filipic Allen Auck
03/16/2010 Family Fundamentals: Know how new credit card rules might affect you (for March 2010) I know there are new rules for credit cards, but I'm not sure of the details. Is there anything in particular I should pay attention to? Martha Filipic Cora French-Robinson
12/13/2012 Armageddon or Not, Now's an Opportune Time to Prepare for Emergency COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If doomsday -- or, alternatively, winter -- is approaching, you'd better be prepared.  Martha Filipic Kent McGuire
10/26/2012 Chow Line: Why it’s important to eat breakfast (10/26/12) I know I should eat breakfast, but I rarely do. Can you explain why it’s so important? I’m always looking for ways to try to lose some extra pounds, and it seems like a good idea to not eat when I’m not hungry, which is typically in the morning.  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
07/10/2012 Ohio State Offers New Major in Sustainability COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Beginning this fall, undergraduate students at Ohio State University with an interest in sustainability can put their passion into practice by choosing a new sustainability major.  Martha Filipic Tim Haab, Ron Hendrick
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
05/15/2009 Chow Line: Try heat, drying if fresh garlic turns blue (for 5/24/09) When I crush a fresh garlic clove and spread it on a piece of fish or meat and put it in the oven to bake, the crushed garlic turns bluish-greenish. Why does this happen? Can I prevent it? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
11/09/2007 Chow Line: Truffles big on flavor, reputation and price Why are truffles (the fungi) so expensive? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
07/20/2007 Chow Line: Yellow or green, enjoy summer squash (for 7/29/07) Is there much difference in nutrition between yellow squash and zucchini? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
01/19/2012 $320,000 Tractor Donated; Another on the Way Agricultural Systems Management program to benefit. Martha Filipic Scott Shearer, Dewey Mann, Tom Stannard
09/28/2011 Two 4-H Events Offer Science Fun COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Making mozzarella cheese, spinning wool after a sheep-shearing demonstration, and creating a lamp from an empty pop can are just some of the hands-on fun but educational experiences available at two upcoming Columbus events sponsored by Ohio 4-H. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
06/27/2008 Chow Line: Wash produce just before eating (for 7/6/08) Are there any new food safety guidelines, especially in light of the recent salmonella outbreak on tomatoes? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
02/02/2007 Chow Line: Go green(er) when choosing lettuce (for 2/11/07) I've read that lettuce actually has very little nutritional value, but I also hear that people need to eat more leafy greens. Isn't lettuce a "leafy green"? What's the real story? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
05/21/2010 Chow Line: Stack burgers to use meat thermometer (for 5/30/10) We use our grill primarily to cook hamburgers and hot dogs, and I've always wondered, how am I supposed to use a meat thermometer on these foods? I'm especially concerned about the hamburgers -- we usually use thin frozen burgers on the grill. Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
08/25/2011 Chow Line: Type of protein can affect diabetes risk (for 9/4/11) Does the type of protein you eat have anything to do with the development of diabetes? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
12/15/2006 Chow Line: Store staples properly to keep long-term (for 12/24/06) I bought a lot of baking ingredients in anticipation of the holidays, but I ran out of time. What is the best way to store flour, sugar, butter and nuts for the long term? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
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
05/31/2002 Chow Line: Vegetarian teens might eat better (for 6/16/02) A few months ago, my 15-year-old son decided he wanted to follow a vegetarian diet. I've been skeptical about the wisdom of his choice. Should I be concerned? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
08/02/2011 MEDIA ADVISORY: Kelleys Island "Operation: Military Kids" Camp Aug. 8-12 Weeklong camp geared to help kids of Ohio's military families make friends, memories and experience a truly unique summer camp. Martha Filipic Brett zumFelde, Sue Ann Carroll
03/26/2010 Chow Line: Many reasons for rise in child obesity (for 4/4/2010) Why is childhood obesity increasing at such an alarming rate? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
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
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