Corn on the CobOne of the most popular ways to eat corn is corn on the cob. Corn on the cob can be boiled, baked, or even grilled. Another great way to eat corn is to pop it. POPCORN! It is healthier to pop popcorn in a small amount of oil or to choose low-fat microwave versions.

Did You Know?

  • The average ear of corn has 800 kernels, arranged in 16 rows. There is one piece of silk for each kernel.
  • 3 cups of popcorn equals 1 grain portion from the grain group and is considered a whole grain food.
  • Choose ears with green husks, fresh silks and tight rows of kernels.
  • Refrigerate corn with husks on for use as soon as possible or 1 to 2 days.

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Assistant Professor and Public Health Nutrition Specialist, Aurora Buffington, received her Doctoral Degree in Public Health form University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Buffington’s dissertation is titled Are vending machine selections healthier? Trends in dietary quality of vending machine food and beverage selections among NHANES participants age 6-19 years between 2003-2012.

Working for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Southern Area, Buffington focuses on the promotion of healthy people and sustainable, resilient and healthy food systems.

Buffington earned her Masters of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Jars of pickled itemsCooperative Extension is offering free Food Preservation classes beginning in August. Through hands-on classroom training, the basics of canning, drying and freezing fresh fruits and vegetables will be taught.

The Food Preservation classes teach the fundamentals of home food preservation in six sections: canning, drying, freezing, pressure canning, pickles, relishes, jams, and jellies.

The course uses researched-based methods to train participants on proper food preservation techniques following USDA guidelines. More information can be found on the website.

 

Picture of PeachesPeaches are almost 90 percent water, which means they are low in calories.

One medium peach contains about 60 calories. Peaches provide good amounts of vitamins A and C.
Did You Know?
“Georgia peach?” For many years a variety of peach grown in Georgia was the country’s favorite peach.
The state that grows the most peaches today is California.
Choose peaches with firm, fuzzy skins that give a little to gentle pressure when ripe.
Store unripe peaches in a closed paper bag. When ripe, store at room temperature for use within one to two days or store in the refrigerator if you are not going to eat them right away. They should keep for three to five days.

Find peach recipes online!