Nutritious, Wholesome Food

We all want good food that’s good for us. When it comes to making healthier choices, you probably know you should eat your fruits and veggies, and exercise. But did you know Kansas ag can play a big part in a healthy lifestyle, too? Learn from nutritionists and other experts about healthy eating the Kansas way.

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    Are Hormones in Beef Safe?

    Why are hormones used in food production? How are hormones used in beef production? Is the beef safe to eat? We have the answers.

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  • Raw Milk: is it safe to drink

    Get the Facts About Raw Milk

    Perhaps you’ve heard about raw milk. Some people believe it’s a healthy, wholesome form of dairy. However, raw milk can contain harmful bacteria. That’s why it’s illegal for raw milk to be sold in retail outlets in Kansas, although farmers can sell raw milk directly on their farms. We...

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    How to Cook with Sorghum

    Have you tried cooking with sorghum? This grain has been around for centuries, but it’s recently started to become popular in kitchens across the United States. You can find it alongside grains like bulgur and quinoa at your grocery store. Sorghum has a slightly nutty flavor and goes...

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  • Lean cuts of meat and heart health

    Eating Lean Red Meat Can Support Heart Health

    What are the best lean cuts of meat? Learn more about cuts of pork and beef that are lean and healthy.

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  • Back to school breakfast

    Back to School Means Back to School Meals

    As students head back to school across Kansas, there’s a big readjustment for the whole family. Do you feel like your morning routine is off kilter? Are you out the door too early for a sit-down meal? Do you struggle to remember to remind your kids to grab a yogurt or cheese stick from...

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    Cooking with Kids

    Cooking can help children learn fundamental skills. Plus, they're more likely to eat foods they help prepare. Here are some tips to cook with kids.

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  • Wheat Carbohydrates

    Are Carbohydrates Good for You?

    Are carbs bad for you? Are there good carbs? We address some common myths and share the facts about carbohydrates. 

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  • Wheat Packable Snacks

    Packable Snacks: Tips for Busy Parents

    “I’m hungry!” “What is there to eat?” Parents hear these phrases on an almost daily basis! As a mom of two kiddos and a Registered Dietitian, it’s important to me to have snacks on hand that aren’t just empty calories but contribute to my children’s balanced diet.

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  • Benefits of Soy

    Three Health Benefits of Soy

    When we think of healthy eating, leafy greens and other vegetables often jump to the top of the list. There’s one vegetable (well, legume, technically, but who’s counting) you should include — soybeans.

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    The Purple Plow Challenge

    Did you know 413,000 or 14 percent of Kansans suffer from food insecurity? The issue affects communities across the state, and there’s no magic bullet. The American Farm Bureau wants to be part of the solution and parents, teachers and students can help. Through its Foundation for...

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