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Eating right — on a budget

Eating healthy on a budget is possibleIt takes planning and willpower to make healthy food choices, regardless of one’s financial situation, but for those on a tight budget, getting healthy food on the table proves even more difficult.

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Are shipping pallets exposing our food to contamination?

Could we be better transporting our food supply?Government, health groups, and the food industry are all working together to improve the safety of America's food supply, from laws and regulations at the factory and farm level to promoting good cooking and storage practices at home. But what about the steps in between: could the sanitation of our food transportation be improved?

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Don’t let foodborne illness ruin summer celebrations

Summertime picnic safetyWith temperatures heating up, many of us are heading outdoors to celebrate summertime with picnics, cookouts, and other gatherings. While warm weather creates the perfect atmosphere for family reunions, company picnics, and general merriment, it also increases the likelihood that foods served outdoors will spoil and sicken consumers.

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