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Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids: What Is a Healthy Weight?
There is no one healthy weight for all children. Children come in different sizes and shapes. Some children are naturally petite. Others have bigger builds, larger bones, or greater muscle mass that can result in a heavier weight. They also grow at different rates. Any weight that supports growth, learning, development, fitness, and well-being can be a healthy weight.
Feb 19, 2020 348-270 (HNFE-916P)
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids: What Should I Do if My Child Is Overweight?
If your child is overweight, he or she is not alone. Overweight and obesity are growing at epidemic rates among American children and teens. The rate has tripled in 30 years and is expected to rise. In 2012, 18 percent of children ages 6 to 11 and 20 percent of adolescents ages 12 to 19 were considered obese.
Feb 19, 2020 348-273 (HNFE-916P)
Freezing Fruits and Vegetables Jan 9, 2019 348-596
Wash Hands: Fight Disease-Causing Germs Feb 28, 2020 348-965 (FST-362P)
Understanding Pre-harvest Sprouting of Wheat Mar 29, 2019 424-060
Safe and Nutritious Seafood in Virginia
Consumers enjoy eating a variety of seafood and can find many choices of fresh as well as frozen seafood in the refrigerated and freezer cases of grocery stores.Abigail Villalba, Extension Specialist, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center Michael Jahncke, Professor, Food Science and Technology, and Director, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center Michael Schwarz, Extension Specialist, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center David Kuhn, Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech Alisha Farris, Extension Specialist, Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech
May 6, 2021 AREC-156P
Teaching Tips and Techniques: A Dialogue Learning Approach
Volunteer teachers are important to Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE). Volunteers convey information on a variety of topics by teaching or assisting with programs. Although there are many methods for delivering content, this publication will focus on a selection of teaching techniques to foster dialogue.
Jul 17, 2023 FST-284NP (FST-452NP)
Nonnutritive Sweeteners: Are They Safe? May 3, 2019 HNFE-140P (HNFE-886)
Keeping your Food and Family Safe
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2011) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-146NP
Make Healthier Choices While Eating Fast Food
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2011) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-147NP
Mom: The Decision Maker
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2011) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-149NP
Planning Healthy Meals at Home
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2011) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-150NP
Shopping on a Budget
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2011) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-151NP
The Color of Health
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2011) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-152NP
You Are What You Eat: Lessons in Labeling
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2011) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-153NP
Moving More Everyday, Everywhere
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2011) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-154NP
Be Active Your Way
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2012) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-155NP
Community Foods: Local Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2012) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-156NP
Food Safety Saves Lives
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2012) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-157NP
Increasing Your Physical Activity
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2012) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-158NP
Kid Tested and Approved
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2012) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-159NP
Whole Grains for Your Whole Family
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2012) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-160NP
Stretch Your Dollar, Switch to Water
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2012) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-161NP
Food Diaries: Get in Control!
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart, moving more and slimming down. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2013) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Sep 23, 2013 HNFE-162NP
SMART Goals
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart, moving more and slimming down. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2013) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Sep 20, 2013 HNFE-163NP
Trade Up for Healthier Options
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart, moving more and slimming down. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2013) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Sep 20, 2013 HNFE-164NP
Drink for Your Health
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2011) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-165NP
Enjoy Your Food But Eat Less
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2012) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-166NP
How Can I Use My EBT Card at the Farmers Market
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart and moving more. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2012) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Apr 1, 2019 HNFE-167NP
Healthier Choices for Happier Lives
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart, moving more and slimming down. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2013) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Sep 23, 2013 HNFE-168NP
Making MyPlate Your Plate
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart, moving more and slimming down. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2013) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Sep 20, 2013 HNFE-169NP
Tips for Eating Out
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart, moving more and slimming down. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2013) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Sep 20, 2013 HNFE-170NP
Move More Your Way
This video is part of a series showing helpful strategies for eating smart, moving more and slimming down. These videos were created by dietetic students in The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise's Communicating with Food course (Spring 2013) for use in the Family Nutrition Program.
Sep 20, 2013 HNFE-171NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Home: Right Size Your Portions
A serving size is what is recommended on a Nutrition Facts label, but what you actually eat is called your “portion.” Portions served at restaurants have gotten larger over the years. Here’s an easy guide to using your hand to estimate a smart size portion.
Feb 1, 2016 HNFE-255NP
Planning Ahead for Quick Dinners
Are you stressed out about cooking dinner for your children? Here are a few quick, simple tips you can use to cut down your stress and the time it takes to make your meal.
Apr 2, 2020 HNFE-268NP
Making Cooking Fun!
Don't like cooking? Don't know where to start? This video can get you started with some practical ideas and show how it can be fun. Start simple and include your family!
Apr 2, 2020 HNFE-269NP
Healthy Snacks for Kids
Looking for ways to help your kids eat healthier? This video is a great example of how you can use games to spark your kids interest in better food choices.
Apr 2, 2020 HNFE-271NP
Cooking with Kids
Cooking with your child can feel like a mess. Watch as this mom learns some helpful tips to make cooking with her daughter fun, simple, and mess free.
Apr 2, 2020 HNFE-272NP
Save Time Not Taste: Healthy Lunches for the Working Woman
With a little planning and creativity, you can save time and money by packing healthy lunches.
Apr 2, 2020 HNFE-276NP
Cooking with Kids: Helping Kids Build Healthy Futures
Cooking with kids builds life skills for a healthy future. This video gives a basic guide on how to involve your kids in the cooking process.
Apr 2, 2020 HNFE-277NP
Cooking for Beginners
Think home-cooked meals are a waste of time and energy? Think again. This video shows quick and simple methods for cooking meals, as well as different food options your family can enjoy.
Apr 2, 2020 HNFE-278NP
Virginia SNAP-ED Works; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education May 20, 2015 HNFE-301(HNFE-343NP)
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Strawberries Jul 24, 2020 HNFE-314-1NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Broccoli Jul 24, 2020 HNFE-314-10NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Yellow Crookneck Squash (Summer Squash) Jul 24, 2020 HNFE-314-3NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Green Beans Jul 24, 2020 HNFE-314-4NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Apples Jul 24, 2020 HNFE-314-5NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Corn on the Cob Jul 24, 2020 HNFE-314-6NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Beets Jul 24, 2020 HNFE-314-7NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Cabbage Jul 24, 2020 HNFE-314-8NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Cauliflower Jul 24, 2020 HNFE-314-9NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Cucumbers Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-10NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Black-eyed Peas Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-11NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Black-eyed Peas Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-11NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Blackberries Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-12NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Blueberries Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-13NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Cantaloupe Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-14NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Watermelon Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-15NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Pumpkins Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-16NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Peppers Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-2NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Potatoes Feb 9, 2021 HNFE-320-3NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Turnips Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-4NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Tomatoes Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-5NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Sweet Potatoes Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-6NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Peas Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-7NP (HNFE-945NP)
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Peaches Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-8NP (HNFE-945NP)
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Markets: Nectarines Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-9NP
Eat Smart, Move More at Farmers Market: Plums Feb 8, 2021 HNFE-320-1NP
Fasting During Ramadan: Nutrition and Health Impacts and Food Safety Recommendations Mar 18, 2022 HNFE-351P
Physical Activity Break: Cardio Pyramid Mar 1, 2021 HNFE-354NP
Are Low-Fat or Fat-Free Products Problem-Free? Nov 17, 2016 HNFE-370P
Getting Active with Friends and Family!
Do you find it difficult making time for exercise in your busy week? Taking care of your family and working can make regular physical activity seem unrealistic. Here are some ideas to help fit exercise into your busy schedule.
May 5, 2021 HNFE-371NP (HNFE-415NP)
Whole Grains in Your Daily Life
Tips for family-friendly ways shift to eating more whole grains everyone will love.
May 5, 2021 HNFE-372NP (HNFE-415NP)
Carol's Family Cuts Back on Sodium
Carol, mom of four, makes small changes to lower sodium in her family's meals.
May 5, 2021 HNFE-373NP
Easy Ways to Eat Less Saturated Fats
It is easy to make simple shifts in your normal meals to lower the amount of saturated fat while keeping the food delicious.
May 5, 2021 HNFE-374NP
Protein Doesn't Just Mean Meat
Interested in ways to add protein into your diet while reducing cost and fat? Then look beyond just meat!
May 5, 2021 HNFE-375NP
Have No Fear, Oil is Here
Cooking with oils is a great heart-healthy alternative to solid fats like butter and margarine.
May 5, 2021 HNFE-376NP
A Simple Switch: Choosing Low Fat Dairy
Mom makes the healthy choice to switch to low-fat dairy, and her family doesn't even notice the difference.
May 5, 2021 HNFE-377NP
Going Out on a Limb: Fruit Three Ways
A young mother describes three ways to incorporate fruits in different forms into her family's daily routine while including her children in the preparation process.
May 5, 2021 HNFE-379NP
Sweet Life – Reduce added sugar for a healthier life
You might be surprised to find out just how much sugar is hidden in the foods we love. Learn what to look for when reading nutrition labels and simple ways to eat smart by limiting added sugar.
May 5, 2021 HNFE-380NP
The Family That Plays Together Has Fun
Think home-cooked meals are a waste of time and energy? Think again. This video shows quick and simple methods for cooking meals, as well as different food options your family can enjoy.
Aug 26, 2016 HNFE-391NP
Making the Tasty Switch Jul 19, 2021 HNFE-392NP
Creating An Active Lifestyle For Your Family
Do you have a hard time getting your kids away from the TV and moving more every day? Try these strategies for teaching children to enjoy being active as a family.
Jul 19, 2021 HNFE-393NP
Benefits of Breakfast Jul 19, 2021 HNFE-394NP
How to Influence Your Teens to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Jul 19, 2021 HNFE-395NP
Choosing Healthier Beverages Jul 19, 2021 HNFE-396NP
Choosing Healthy Snacks Away from Home Jul 19, 2021 HNFE-397NP
Choosing Healthy Snacks for Kids Jul 19, 2021 HNFE-398NP
Fun and Easy Ways to Eat Fruits and Veggies Jul 19, 2021 HNFE-399NP
Making a Well balanced Breakfast for Kids Jul 19, 2021 HNFE-400NP
Understanding Cancer, What We Know About Breast Cancer
About 1 in 8 women will find out they have breast cancer at some point in their life. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S., accounting for nearly 29% of newlydiagnosed cancers. One case of breast cancer isdiagnosed every two minutes, and one womandies of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the U.S
Mar 2, 2017 HNFE-411NP
Can Flaxseed Lower Cholesterol Levels? Oct 13, 2017 HNFE-444P
Virginia Cooperative Extension Healthy Meetings Initiative Nov 1, 2017 HNFE-478NP
Healthy Meetings Checklist Nov 1, 2017 HNFE-480NP
Move More, Sit Less Dec 16, 2022 HNFE-487NP (HNFE-506NP)
Water Aerobics Apr 3, 2023 HNFE-516NP
Anti-diabetic Potentials of White Mulberry Aug 30, 2018 HNFE-518P
UNDERSTANDING CANCER: What we know about colorectal cancer Oct 31, 2018 HNFE-643P
Physical Activity Brochure Aug 14, 2018 HNFE-648NP
Toolkit of Behavioral Change Facilitation Skills May 16, 2019 HNFE-811P
Allium Vegetables and Colorectal Cancer (video) Oct 1, 2019 HNFE-888NP
Adapting the National Diabetes Prevention Program for Diverse Audiences Dec 3, 2019 HNFE-915NP
Staying Healthy Through the Foods You Eat: Food for a Healthy Immune System Apr 7, 2020 HNFE-917NP
Staying Healthy Through the Foods You Eat: Ten Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Apr 14, 2020 HNFE-920NP
From Our Home to Yours: Southern Banana Pudding Aug 31, 2020 HNFE-929NP
From Our Home to Yours: Oven-Fried Fish Sep 4, 2020 HNFE-930NP
Staying Connected With Friends and Family: Zoom Basics Sep 4, 2020 HNFE-931NP
From Our Home to Yours: Autumn Salad Oct 7, 2020 HNFE-932NP
From Our Home to Yours: Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken Oct 7, 2020 HNFE-943NP
From Our Home to Yours: Rainbow Fruit Salad Oct 26, 2020 HNFE-946NP
From Our Home to Yours: Mashed Sweet Potatoes Oct 27, 2020 HNFE-947NP
Buzz, Body and Bites - December 2020 Newsletter Jan 4, 2021 HNFE-955NP
ZiZo CVE Handout: Zoom In and Out of Movement Mar 18, 2021 HNFE-964NP
Buzz, Body & Bites- November 2021 Newsletter Nov 1, 2021 HNFE-983NP
From Our Home to Yours: Holiday Root Vegetable Roast Nov 19, 2021 HNFE-985NP
From Our Home to Yours: Home'grown' Pumpkin Pie Feb 7, 2022 HNFE-988NP
2022 Get the Facts Webinar Series: Diabetes May 9, 2022 HNFE-1000NP
Buzz, Body & Bites - December 2021 Newsletter Dec 1, 2021 HNFE-1002NP
Buzz, Body & Bites January 2022 Newsletter Jan 1, 2022 HNFE-1009NP
Buzz, Body & Bites February 2022 Newsletter Feb 1, 2022 HNFE-1010NP
Buzz, Body & Bites March 2022 Newsletter Mar 1, 2022 HNFE-1011NP
Buzz, Body & Bites April 2022 Newsletter Apr 1, 2022 HNFE-1012NP
Buzz, Body & Bites June 2022 Newsletter Jun 1, 2022 HNFE-1014NP
Buzz, Body & Bites August 2022 Newsletter Aug 1, 2022 HNFE-1076NP
Buzz, Body & Bites September 2022 Newsletter Sep 1, 2022 HNFE-1077NP
Buzz, Body & Bites October 2022 Newsletter Dec 7, 2022 HNFE-1078NP
Buzz, Body & Bites November 2022 Nov 1, 2022 HNFE-1081NP
Buzz, Body & Bites December 2022 Dec 1, 2022 HNFE-1082NP
Buzz, Body, & Bites - January 2023 Jan 1, 2023 HNFE-1084NP
Buzz, Body & Bites February 2023
This issue of the Buzz, Body, & Bites newsletter provides practical guidance on financial management. It also includes a great soup recipe, and recommendations for how to get physical activity.
Feb 1, 2023 HNFE-1085NP
Buzz, Body & Bites March 2023
This issue of Buzz, Body, & Bites aligns with the National Nutrition Month theme of "Fueling ourselves for the Future". The issue discusses ways to consume healthy foods in a sustainable way.
Mar 1, 2023 HNFE-1086NP
Buzz, Body & Bites April 2023
This issue of the Buzz, Body, & Bites newsletter provides information about gardening, and the benefits to health and quality of life. It also includes a recipe for parmesan asparagus, which is an early vegetable.
Apr 1, 2023 HNFE-1087NP
Buzz, Body & Bites May 2023
This issue of the Buzz, Body, & Bites newsletter discusses how to eat more locally grown foods, and the benefits to your community.
May 1, 2023 HNFE-1088NP
Let’s Move More! Virginia! An Instructor’s Guide to Mindful Movement for Kids and Teens
Extension professionals and volunteers interact with kids in a variety of programming. Youth who engage in mindy-body practices experience a number of health benefits ranging from reduced anxiety and stress to improved mood and academic performance. This document helps Extension professionals and volunteers lead mind-body practices with youth. There are materials that give background to the approach as well as structured exercises.
Nov 29, 2023 HNFE-1089P
Flourishing in the Garden
Newsletter handout for Flourishing in the Garden Program that combines mindfulness, movement, nutrition, and connection.
Jan 11, 2024 HNFE-1091NP
Fitting in Fitness at Home Oct 24, 2023 HNFE-1092NP
Consideration for Designing an Exercise Class for Older Adults
This is a step by step guide to designing an exercise class for older adults with specific modifications or cautions to consider.
Jan 8, 2024 HNFE-1093NP
UNDERSTANDING CANCER: What we know about cervical cancer Sep 18, 2018 HNFE-521P
Beware Millenials! Colon Cancer is on the rise in your generation
Colorectal cancer rates are declining in people over the age of 50, however there is an alarming trend of rising colorectal cancer rates in younger adults. Kristi Seay, MSN, RN, CGRN, an endoscopy nurse with 30 years experience, provides an overview of trends related to colorectal cancer rates in people under 50 years of age, symptoms, potential causes, recommendations for action, and case study examples in this webinar.
Oct 5, 2023 HNFE-918NP
Marinated Tomatoes Apr 15, 2022 HNFE-978NP
Understanding Cancer: What We Know About Breast Cancer Jun 8, 2022 HNFE-980P
Understanding Cancer: What We Know About Lung Cancer Jul 14, 2022 HNFE-981P
Buzz, Bodies & Bites - October 2021 Newsletter Oct 1, 2021 HNFE-982NP
Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies
A mom and daughter show how easy it is to eat more veggies by making some small and simple changes in their daily lives.
May 26, 2016 VCEP-52NP