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Despite Focus On Real-Life Skills, ‘Home Ec’ Classes Fade Away

Now called family and consumer sciences, courses suffer from few qualified teachers and declining enrollment. But in today's classes, students learn about gardening, nutrition, labeling and finance.

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How Washing Some Foods Can Help You Avoid Illness

Rinsing foods doesn't always prevent foodborne illness and can sometimes make the risks worse. Here's what the science says about which foods you should run water over and why.

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For A True Taste Of South India, Try A Toddy Shop

Toddy is a type of palm wine made from the fermented sap of coconut flowers. But the best toddy shops in southwestern India are celebrated for the spicy, coconutty food they serve with the drink.

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FDA’s ‘Added Sugar’ Label Hits Sour Note With Maple Syrup Makers

The FDA means sugar added to your diet, not just to a specific food. But honey and syrup makers say that natural sugar is not added. Though a compromise is on the table, some say it's still confusing.

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For Ramadan, More Muslims Shape Diets Around Health

A growing number of Muslim food bloggers and dietitians say that fitness and spirituality go hand in hand, and are sharing tips to encourage mindfulness in food choices to keep from overindulging.

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Want Your Child To Eat (Almost) Everything? There Is A Way

Giving kids a diet varied in flavors and textures from the get-go can help them be more open to trying new foods. The problem is America's food landscape makes that ideal hard to live up to.

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Senate Bill Seeks To Help Farmers Obtain Mental Health Services

Depressed commodity and dairy prices and a burgeoning trade war are adding to the usual stresses and taking a toll on farmers.

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Recipes

Cattail Tzatziki

Believe it or not, cattail hearts taste like cucumber. So much so, that you can substitute them in dishes such as Tzatziki.

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Chef D’s Herb Garden Lemonade

Cool down this summer with some ice-cold lemonade, and keep things interesting with some garden-fresh basil.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Salsa

Most people don't think of eating rhubarb raw. This salsa plays off its tart crunch and balances it with fresh berries, onion and chilies.

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Preserving Grape Leaves

You use them to make Dolmas, but have you ever thought of harvesting and preserving your own? Here's how it's done.

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Pea Pods In Orange Reduction

Oranges and fresh peas make a fabulous team in this quick, garden-to-table recipe from Chef Daniel Orr. Serve this recipe as a hot side dish, or cool it down for a summer salad.

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Serve Orzo Tuna Salad At Your Next Picnic

Orzo tuna salad is a great appetizer or side salad for a picnic or Summer bbq.

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Sweet Pea, Fennel And Blueberry Salad

This recipe brings together three seasons of flavors: winter (fennel), spring (sugar snap peas) and summer (blueberries) for a fresh and delightful mix, perfect as a summer grilling side.

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