Chow Line: For safety, wash hands properly, often (for 9/26/10)
September 17, 2010 After attending a session at a nutrition site over the summer, my 6-year-old daughter told me I was washing my hands wrong and proceeded to show me the "right" way to do it. Is it really necessary to be so elaborate when washi ...
Chow Line: Food safety tips for cooking on the grill (for 6/15/08)
June 6, 2008 We love cooking on the grill. Are there special food safety tips we should keep in mind? Absolutely. Food safety should always be a consideration, no matter where you're doing the cooking. But yes, there are special considerations when c ...
Chow Line: Folic acid vital for women (for 6/28/09)
June 19, 2009 Is there a new recommendation for folic acid for adult women? Well, a new recommendation announced in May made guidelines, in place for several years, even stronger. The organization making the new recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Service ...
Chow Line: Focus on folate for health, not the blues (for 1/27/08)
January 17, 2008 I've heard that taking folate can help combat depression. Is that true? Actually, the evidence for this link is not very strong, although researchers are continuing to investigate possible connections low folate might have on the tre ...
Chow Line: Fit in fiber even on a gluten-free diet
March 28, 2008 What about people who are on gluten-free diets-- how can we get enough fiber? You're right-- consuming enough fiber can be challenging for a person who can't eat any products made with whole wheat. And if you're diagnosed wit ...
Chow Line: Focus on health to help kids lose weight (for 6/21/09)
June 12, 2009 My daughter never lost her "baby fat" and is now a pre-teen with a weight problem that she is defensive about. How can I help? It can be tricky for a parent to help their adolescent child lose weight. The defensiveness you see isn& ...
Chow Line: Fight colds, flu with balanced diet (for 12/31/06)
December 19, 2006 Note: Chow Line is going on vacation. Look for the next column on Friday, Jan. 5, for the week of Jan. 14, 2007. In the meantime, please use our archives at http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~news/ (click on "Chow Line" in the left ...
Chow Line: Feel good with omega-3 fatty acids (for 5/6/07)
April 27, 2007 Why are omega-3 fatty acids so important? Now, that's the omega-3-thousand-dollar question. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat, and researchers still are in the midst of discovering a lot about them. So far, the evid ...
Chow Line: Expose children to more vegetables (for 8/17/08)
August 8, 2008 With school starting soon, I want to pack some fresh vegetables in my children's lunches, but I'm afraid they'll just throw them away. Any ideas? My advice: Try it. In fact, try a whole slew of vegetables-- carrot sticks, pea ...
Chow Line: Farmed, wild catfish: know nutrition, safety (for Aug. 1, 2010)
July 23, 2010 Our family really enjoys eating catfish. Is there much of a difference nutrition-wise between farm-raised catfish that we find at the store and wild catfish we catch on fishing trips? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Na ...