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Clean Labeling and the Real Food Movement
"'Clean label' foods" generally refers to food products that are simple, natural, and minimally processed. Clean labeling is a food industry movement that caters to the consumer who wants food products to be as "real" and preservative-free as possible. Although "clean labeling" is becoming more ubiquitous among food companies, there is no formal definition for the term. It originates from consumer…
Common Labels and Certifications Used to Market Sustainable Agriculture Products
Label terms and certifications can be divided into those that are regulated and those that are unregulated. Regulated label terms and certifications are usually defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Within the USDA, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the agency responsible for the truthful labeling of meat and poultry…
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: A Variety of Foods for Picky Eaters
Read tips for helping picky eaters try new foods, and play a food finder game with your child on your next grocery shopping trip.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Healthy Eating on a Budget
Learn how to help your family eat healthy on a budget, and help your child keep track of what he/she eats in each food group using a simple chart.
Eating Healthier for Less
The COVID-19 crisis is impacting food budgets as well as consumers' ability to safely visit the grocery store. Consumers need timely information on using their grocery budget wisely and safe ways to shop during the pandemic and beyond. This publication covers how to spend smarter at the grocery store, including tips for using grocery shopping pick-up and delivery services.
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Apples
Although apples are available in the store year round, the growing season in Georgia begins in late July and continues through the fall. Apples can be served any time of the day in a variety of ways. Grab a farm fresh apple for a fast snack.
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Blackberries
Blackberries are a healthy addition to any eating pattern. Enjoyed for their tart, sweet flavor, they can easily be served fresh, baked into a pie, or cooked into jam. Blackberries are high in anthocyanins, antioxidant compounds which may help protect against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases.
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Blueberries
Blueberries are a delicious, convenient and healthy treat. They are easy to grab for a quick snack or a great addition to any meal. Blueberries are ready when you are, so add them to your next dish and make it fresh, fast, and healthy!
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Cabbage
Cabbage is an inexpensive and versatile food. This vegetable is a member of the cruciferous family which researchers are studying for possible anticancer effects! Try a new recipe and add some delicious farm fresh cabbage to your meal!
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Corn
Corn has many uses from being a staple food that provides the basis for tortillas, burritos, or polenta. Popcorn and corn chips are used as snacks while corn is also devoured as a special summertime food that is popular at barbecues and cookouts. Corn can be purchased frozen, canned or fresh in many varieties such as white, yellow, red, blue, brown and purple.
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Figs
Fresh figs are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds.
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Peaches
Peaches have a great combination of flavor and nutrition. This fruit can be enjoyed alone or served in an array of other dishes such as appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Try a fresh Georgia peach today!
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Pears
Pears are a savory treat that pack a healthy punch. They are easy to snag for a quick snack or perfect to use as a sweet addition to almost any meal. Next time you’re craving a full flavored crunch, grab a pear to satisfy your tastes!
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Snap Beans
Don’t you wish you could snap your fingers and have dinner ready? Add a little “snap” into your meals with garden fresh beans. They are quick and easy to prepare. Adding herbs and spices are a great way to liven up your snap beans. Try basil, garlic, dill, lemon, rosemary, onions or mushrooms for a “snappy” dish.
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Spinach
Spinach is a versatile vegetable that is available year round. Raw or cooked, it is packed with nutrients and can be easily added to many recipes. Be creative!
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Strawberries
Strawberries are a sweet, delicious and versatile fruit. Strawberry shortcake, is just one of many dishes you can prepare with these delightful berries. They can also be used in salads, baked goods, and beverages or eaten plain. Try some farm fresh strawberries at your next meal!
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Tomatoes
Tomatoes are good for you. They can be baked, stewed, juiced, pickled, or enjoyed just as they are! Include this fresh, fast and healthy vegetable to complement any meal.
Farm Fresh and Fast Series: Watermelon
Think beyond the wedge and add watermelon to your next meal. No matter which way you slice it, watermelon is fun to eat and very good for you! With it being such a versatile fruit, it can be used in many recipes and be a healthy snack. The whole watermelon is edible, even the rind.
Using Non-Perishable Items to Build a Healthy Plate
In the current COVID-19 crisis, we find ourselves wondering how to eat healthy while staying at home. Making fewer trips to the grocery store means that our food needs to last us longer. Some are at a loss for what items they should stock up on. Using MyPlate as a guide, you can make nutritious choices by adding some of these non-perishable (unrefrigerated) food items to your diet.