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02/27/2009 Chow Line: Do what you can to get enough calcium (for 3/8/09) Is there an age-related guideline for calcium intake? As an older man, I want to be sure I'm getting enough. Martha Filipic Jackie Buell
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
07/21/2008 Chow Line: Eggs make frozen custard smoother (for 7/27/08) What's the difference between frozen custard and soft-serve ice cream? Martha Filipic Jim Harper
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
10/31/2011 Leadership Center Opens Diversity, Inclusion Lending Library Nov. 9 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University's Leadership Center is launching the first-ever Diversity & Inclusion Lending Library Nov. 9 with a seminar and lunch, as part of a new partnership with the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals. Martha Filipic Jeff King, Gail Zoppo
05/16/2008 Chow Line: Calcium difficult for body to absorb (for 5/25/08) I always have milk in the morning with my high-fiber cereal. But a friend told me that fiber prevents the body from absorbing calcium. If that's true, what should I do? Martha Filipic Robert DiSilvestro
08/31/2007 Chow Line: Keep viruses at bay by washing hands (for 9/9/07) What are "noroviruses," and how can they be prevented? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
01/05/2007 Chow Line: How to store oil is a controversial topic (for 1/14/07) I read on an Internet site that vegetable oil should be refrigerated after opening, but I've never done this and I've never had a problem. Should I start? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
07/13/2007 Chow Line: Most children don't get enough calcium (for 7/22/07) I heard most children don't consume enough calcium. How much should they get? Martha Filipic Jackie Buell
08/10/2011 Chow Line: Magnesium plays vital role in health (for 8/21/11) I've started taking calcium supplements to be sure I get the 1,200 milligrams recommended. I know that the supplements should include vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium, but a friend suggests I also need to make sure I get enough magnesium. Is that right? How much is enough?   Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
05/25/2011 Heavy Rainfall Causes Forage, Pasture Challenges COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It's probably best not to invoke the old saying "Make hay while the sun shines" to forage producers this year. The sun hasn't been shining very often, and they haven't had the ability to make much hay. Martha Filipic John Grimes, Jeff McCutcheon
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
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
04/16/2010 Family Fundamentals: Parents: Strengthen family by changing your focus (for April 2010) Our son has never been a great student, but the stakes are higher now that he's in high school, and we can't get him to understand that. Nothing we've tried has worked -- he just doesn't care about getting good grades. What can we do? Martha Filipic Stephen Gavazzi
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
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
01/15/2010 Chow Line: Feed the brain by eating smart (for 1/24/10) What sorts of foods should I eat to keep my mental activity at its peak function? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
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
05/29/2009 Chow Line: Calories on menus having an effect (for 6/7/09) I've heard more localities are requiring restaurants to post calorie information. Is it having an effect? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
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
03/06/2009 Chow Line: Low fat or low carb? Choose what works (for 3/15/09) I'm at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. I've started paying more attention to what I eat and have lost a few pounds, but should I also avoid high-carb foods? Martha Filipic Martha Belury
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
08/01/2008 Chow Line: Choose carefully at Chinese restaurants (for 8/10/08) I used to love going out for Chinese food, but I stopped eating it years ago when I heard how unhealthy it was. Are there healthy options? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
01/18/2011 Researchers: Ohio in Prime Position to Fill Green Energy Gaps COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio should look to its roots in manufacturing -- and its expertise in developing new technologies -- to spur the state's job growth in the green economy, according to a new Ohio State University policy brief. Martha Filipic Amanda Weinstein, Mark Partridge
09/07/2007 Chow Line: DASH diet no fad, just healthful eating (for 9/16/07) A friend of mine is losing weight on something called the DASH diet. Is it a fad? Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
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
02/18/2011 Chow Line: Boost these foods, nutrients in your diet (for 2/28/11) What nutrients are generally lacking in the American diet? Which foods should I focus on increasing to help?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
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
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

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