Tag: food

Foods for sport and exercise

Chances are that you’ve seen many food advertisements that claim they can help you get fit.

Grant will help combat pests in Asia and feed a swelling global population

A $2 million grant awarded to Virginia Tech will empower farmers in Asia to grow food in a way that addresses challenges of climate change

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Dinner Diva: My seven favorite anti-inflammatory foods

The following seven foods are anti-inflammatory super heroes and you should eat them frequently, or at least three-four times per week.

Farmers, food banks are active in effort to reduce food waste

Federal agencies and anti-hunger advocates estimate 30 to 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is thrown away each year.

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Dinner Diva: Myth Buster

Everyone’s concerned about watching the grocery budget these days, and rightly so! Food costs are climbing.

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Dinner Diva: Three ways to get the kids involved in freezer meal prep

As far as I’m concerned, basic kitchen skills are every bit as important to teach our children as are basic hygiene skills.

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Salmonella uses strange GPS to conquer the immune system

Researchers have determined that salmonella has a most unexpected way of telling where it is in the body: It uses its food as its GPS.

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Avoid a food safety penalty this Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is already the most-watched television program in the United States, and this year’s 50th game is sure to take the experience to a whole new level.


Local wrestling clubs lead food can drive

A group of local youth wrestling clubs are leading a can drive to collect food for needy.

Virginia Tech students say bon appétit to invasive species

Rose Peterson of Norfolk, Virginia, was recently whipping up some pesto, which is generally made with basil, pine nuts, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.


USDA explains why food safety should be at the top of all of our holiday lists

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is just gearing up. The next few weeks are full of good cheer and plenty of food.

Dinner Diva: The nine best cuts for crock cooker meals

It’s supper time. The smells coming from the kitchen have been making your mouth water all day. Your family is seated around the table, bellies grumbling.

The wonders of food

Thanksgiving is truly a great holiday. I’ve always enjoyed the day — how it feels, smells, and of course, tastes.


Antibiotic claims serve to scare consumers, limit farmers

Farmers and farm organizations rallied last month to assure consumers that there are no antibiotics in their sandwiches—or their food supply in general.

Dinner Diva: Seven fun and fast gluten-free breakfasts

Over and over again, I hear people say, “But what will I eat for breakfast if I’m going gluten-free?” OR “Gluten-free fill-in-the-blank is so expensive!”

Dinner Diva: Farmers Market Guide-52 in season for September

Have you been to the market lately? There is a bounty of fresh local goodness to be found at the Farmers Market in September, straight from the field!

Virginia Tech researchers aid international effort to address gaps in food availability

An international team of researchers, including scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, said nutrition science will have to change drastically to feed an exploding world population.

Dinner Diva: Paleo versus primal … what’s the difference?

By now, you all know that I’m a big supporter of the paleo lifestyle. I’ve experienced the benefits myself, so it’s easy for me to get behind this way of eating.

Heirloom tomatoes enhance the taste of summer

They’re all the rage at farmers’ markets and trendy restaurants and among gardeners and foodies. That’s because heirloom tomato varieties are tasty.

Dinner Diva: Five restaurant worthy summer dips

When it’s hot outside, you may be tempted to head to the deli for your favorite dips. But, nine times out of ten, those packaged food items are full of non-healthy ingredients. Luckily, you can easily make your own summer dips that can take a regular snack or mid-day meal from okay to restaurant-worthy.

Dinner Diva: Five cool meals for hot days

No matter where you are in the United States right now—and even Canada—,it is a hot summer. Temperatures are in the hundreds in many areas, and the humidity is reportedly high from friends of mine in parts of the continent where this type of weather is unheard of, even in the thick of summer.

Choosing and using a food thermometer

Food thermometers can play an important safety role when you’re grilling summer meals.

Dinner Diva: Easy fixes for eating on the go!

As a frequent flyer myself, I’m here to tell you that you can, indeed, stay Paleo on the go. All it takes is a bit of planning.

Goodlatte pays for fat kids to eat more burgers

Mr. Goodlatte, recently you shared with us a story of visiting local schools and seeing food, and the tax dollars that prepared them, go to waste. You suggested that Washington roll back standards that require school cafeterias to place healthy items on every child’s plate, as these “green” items are foreign to many American’s hamburger tastes and thus get trashed.

Farm Bureau still supportive of FDA authority for GMO labeling

Citing a need for consistent and credible messaging, the American Farm Bureau Federation again voiced its support for legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority on the use and labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients.