Simple resolutions for better health in 2017

Simple resolutions for better health in 2017

As the holiday season winds down and we begin to turn those reflections on the past year into resolutions for the new year, it’s easy to create ...

December 30th, 2016 |  


Try to eat more whole grains

Try to eat more whole grains

The United State Department of Agriculture recommends that most of grain intake each day should be from whole grains. For most people, five to six oun...

December 23rd, 2016 |  


Be aware of safe handling for leftovers

Be aware of safe handling for leftovers

Holiday meal leftovers have almost as many traditions as the meals themselves. From turkey salad sandwiches to turkey tetrazzini, cooks want the lefto...

December 16th, 2016 |  


Medicare Part D open enrollment extended

RALEIGH — A request made by the North Carolina Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program for an extension to the Medicare Part D open ...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Cranberries … a sign of the season

Cranberries … a sign of the season

What would the holiday season be without cranberries? Whether you make your own cranberry sauce or cranberry jelly from fresh cranberries or buy canne...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Health inspections performed at 28 sites

Health inspections performed at 28 sites

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed a total of 28 inspections of food-related facilities during the month of November....

December 6th, 2016 |  


Start the day with a healthy holiday breakfast

Start the day with a healthy holiday breakfast

People use many strategies to prevent weight gain, but starting the day with a good breakfast is an important part of keeping off the holiday pounds. ...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Simple tips to avoid those holiday pounds

Simple tips to avoid those holiday pounds

Research shows that most Americans gain from 2 to 4 pounds during the time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. We can always count on the holi...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Take advantage of shortcuts in the kitchen

Take advantage of shortcuts in the kitchen

When it comes to cooking and preparing meals, more and more Americans are opting for convenience. Americans spend half of their food budget away from ...

November 18th, 2016 |  


FOR BETTER LIVING

FOR BETTER LIVING

It’s hard to believe it, but Thanksgiving is here again. I usually start getting calls about cooking turkeys about this time, so I though I woul...

November 11th, 2016 |