Roasting Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Cooking for Thanksgiving for most of us will mean roasting the turkey in the oven.  Of course, there are other methods to cook the bird, including grilling, smoking, and deep-frying, but we are talking about roasting.  Sue Smith from the Butterball Hotline says prepare your bird with the seasoning of your choice.  Smith says stuffing the bird is a personal […]

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USDA Expects Larger Food Price Increases

Food prices, like the prices of so many things, rise each year.  The US Department of Agriculture says on average the increase for most food is 2%.  USDA Economist Carolyn Chelius says meats are seeing larger increases. Chelius says Beef could increase around 5%.  She says others areas are also seeing increases. The challenges this year for producers that are […]

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Americans Use Too Much Salt

New Government Dietary Guidelines suggest limiting our salt intake.  Sandy Proctor, Kansas State University extension nutrition expert says currently most of us consume too much salt. Proctor says the current guideline says we as a people grew up consuming too much salt. Proctor says the guidelines recommend no more than 2300 milligrams of sodium, but most consume between 4000 – […]

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July 4th Picnic Foods

As many food prices seem to be climbing, the US Department of Agriculture says the July 4th Picnic could cost less this year. USDA Livestock analyst Shale Shagman says last year COVID was affecting supply and cost. Shagum says restaurant closures also caused a shift in where the product was going. He says that has changed for the better. Poultry […]

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YMCA Backpack Buddies Helps Area Children

When a child eats consistent, nutritious meals, they are healthier…  They are able to concentrate better in school, build better bonds with their peers, miss less school due to illness, and score higher on standardized tests.  The  Grand River Area Family YMCA continues to partner with local schools and generous organizations and individuals throughout our community to provide nutritious meals […]

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Backpack Buddies Helping Students With Meals

Children who eat consistent, nutritious meals are healthier…  They concentrate better in school, build better bonds with their peers, miss less school due to illness, and score higher on standardized tests.  That’s why the Grand River Area Family YMCA partners with local schools and generous organizations and individuals throughout our community to provide nutritious meals to kids every weekend of […]

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