IN THE NEWS

CCE IN THE NEWS:

Rockville Centre Herald, March 10-16, 2011

CCE 4-H educator helps Wilson Elementary School 3rd graders learn to grow herbs for pizzas.

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South Bay’s Neighbor, North Massapequa, February 16, 2011

CCE offers classroom presentations on simple machines and electricity units of study for grades 3-6 to Nassau schools.

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HOT TOPICS:


DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

 Web Resources:

This is an excellent website to help you and your family prepare for natural and man-made disasters:
www.ready.gov

NY Eden is Cornell’s website for emergency preparedness:
http://emergencypreparedness.cce.cornell.edu/Pages/default.aspx

FOOD RECALLS

Websites:

USDA -for meats, poultry, processed egg products :
www.fsis.usda.gov/Fisi_Recalls/

FDA – for all other foods including shell eggs, seafood, fruits, vegetables:
www.fda.gov/Food/

New York State, Department of Agriculture & Markets, Food Safety Alerts, for foods sold in New York State:
http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us

HOLIDAY FOOD SAFETY

Website:
http://www.holidayfoodsafety.org

HEALTH ISSUES

2011 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

These new guidelines were just released January 31, 2011 by the federal government.
The key messages for consumers are:

  • Enjoy your food, but eat less
  • Avoid oversized portions.
  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
  • Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread and frozen meals – and choose the foods with lower numbers.
  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

To find out more visit:
http://www.dietaryguidelines.gov