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Healthy to a “T”: Can a Pear a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

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Yes! Although apples get a lot of attention for their health benefits, pears pack a punch when it comes to healthful foods. Pears are one of the highest fiber filled fruits, providing six grams per medium-sized fruit, helping you meet over 20% daily requirement of fiber. A diet high in fiber has many health benefits, including reducing cholesterol levels, preventing colon cancer, and reducing constipation to name just a few. Pears also contain a fair amount of vitamins C, K, B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), and B6 (pyridoxine) and minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese; all important in supporting your immune system and preventing disease.

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Merrill High School gets a taste of an international recipe

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MERRILL  – High School menus don’t usually bring that much excitement.

But Merrill High School got a taste of something new from across the world.

“It’s the best part of my job,” said Chef Chris Murray.
“I get to teach the kids how to [cook] the food and they smile, and that’s what sends me home with a smile.”

After coming back from a trip in Israel Murray decided to bring some of those flavors back to Wisconsin.
“[For] smaller towns like Merrill, being able to come in and teach them culture from around the world that they haven’t experienced and probably won’t be able to experience, it’s a bonus to my job,” said Murray.
To one student being given this international opportunity made her eager to cook up something new and stirred the pot for one of her dreams.
“I was really excited, I went home and I was telling my mom there’s a chef coming,” said 17 year old Emily Berg. “I was so excited.”
After joining cooking class Emily Berg was inspired to keep on going.
She hopes to go to college to study culinary arts.
Cooking a meal from a culture she never experienced gave her a taste of what’s waiting in her future.
High School menus don’t usually bring that much excitement.
But Merrill High School got a taste of something new from across the world.
“It’s the best part of my job,” said Chef Chris Murray.
“I get to teach the kids how to [cook] the food and they smile, and that’s what sends me home with a smile.”
After coming back from a trip in Israel Murray decided to bring some of those flavors back to Wisconsin.
“[For] smaller towns like Merrill, being able to come in and teach them culture from around the world that they haven’t experienced and probably won’t be able to experience, it’s a bonus to my job,” said Murray.
To one student being given this international opportunity made her eager to cook up something new and stirred the pot for one of her dreams.
“I was really excited, I went home and I was telling my mom there’s a chef coming,” said 17 year old Emily Berg. “I was so excited.”
After joining cooking class Emily Berg was inspired to keep on going.
She hopes to go to college to study culinary arts.
Cooking a meal from a culture she never experienced gave her a taste of what’s waiting in her future.

Healthy to a “T”: How to Beat Stress Eating

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Feel as if there is nothing you can do about stress? Do you turn to food whenever you’re stressed out? Everyone has these same thoughts at some point in their lives, but you have more control than you think. Stress management is all about taking charge. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control.

 

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Healthy To A "T": Cucumber Health Benefits!

Healthy to a T-June 2016

Possible Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is well known to reduce the risk of many health conditions including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality. Below are the specific benefits of consuming the refreshing, crisp cucumber.

Hydration – Since the cucumber is made up of 96% water and full of electrolytes, it is a perfect food… CLICK TO DOWNLOAD!

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (English Version) & (Spanish Version)

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (English Version)

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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