Health & Wellness Information

Health & Wellness Resources

How long should I keep that food?
Do you ever wonder how long a food will remain safe once you've purchased it?  What about once you've opened it?  Click on the link to the FoodKeeper App provided by FoodSafety.gov and browse through general categories of foods (for example:  purchased frozen or dairy products) OR browse through by general types of foods (for example:  meat or poultry).  There are even important reminder steps to make sure you're keeping your food safe during production!
An effort to connect schools (K-12) with regional or local farms in order to serve healthy meals using locally produced foods. This is an online resource formed to assist schools in starting or expanding their Farm to School activities, assist in the communication between farmers and schools, share information about Farm to School activities across the Nation and keep you informed of the legislative and regulatory changes that influence Farm to School activities.  
 
Harvest of the Month
 
Every month we'll spotlight produce that's harvesting during the current month!  We'll try to offer that specific product during the month at least once on menus.  
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is updated and published every five years to establish the scientific and policy basis for all Federal nutrition programs, including research, education, nutrition assistance, labeling and nutrition promotion. The DGA offers advice for healthy Americans ages two years and over about making food choices that promote health and reduce disease risk. The DGA provides a consistent, science-based foundation for nutrition efforts by the various government agencies.
 Nutrition.gov
Provides easy online access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity and food safety for consumers.
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