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Brittany Michael

Brittany Michael Brittany Michael is a Virginia Cooperative Extension agent, Family and Consumer Sciences - Food, Nutrition & Health. She works in Warren and Page counties. She is a 2007 graduate of Bridgewater College, where she received her bachelor of science degree in nutrition and wellness. She has been an extension agent since 2007.


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Get that canning equipment checked out for FREE

There are opportunities through the Virginia Cooperative Extension to get your canning equipment looked over before you start your season of canning. It is FREE and you know if your gauges are still accurate year to year!
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Eating fruits and vegetables for beauty?

You may have recently heard on the news about a study showing the correlation between eating fruits and vegetables and a more radiantly toned complexion. So is this true or false?
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Super bowl snack ideas

Whether you watch the super bowl for the game or the commercials, don't let this day of football and friends get in the way of your New Year's resolutions to live healthier and take better care of yourself.
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What do I do with all these uncarved pumpkins?

The fall holidays bring more gourds in our homes than any other time of the year. They are part of our centerpieces, fall decorations, carved for Halloween and given as gifts. Instead of throwing pumpkins away, try one of these recipe ideas!
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Trick or treat tips

We are starting to purchase trick-or-treat goodies, buying or making costumes and decorating houses for this spooky event. It is very easy to go overboard at Halloween with all those yummy treats out there! Keep these tips in mind to ensure your family's safety and to not get too off track this Halloween.
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Food safety tips for picnics and potluck dinners

If you are planning to attend a picnic, event or potluck dinner it is important to remember some food safety tips so no guests get sick!
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Being healthy: Does that concern just what you eat?

Letter from a new college student: As a college student, and now an official member of the West Virginia University family, I often wonder what it is that I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. That seems to concern both my eating habits and what relationships I have going on around me.
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Slow cooker food safety tips

Preparing meals in a slow cooker is a great way to have a home-cooked meal when you cannot always take the time at home to prepare it.
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Mother's Day coupon book

Flowers, chocolates, perfume, cards, dinners out and jewelry are all nice gifts for Mother's Day. How about in addition to these items you will be giving to mom you add in a little home-made coupon book good for other "mom appreciation" gifts!
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So easy to preserve

Like my coworker Karen said last week, VCE FCS will be holding a program teaching you how to preserve your foods. It is so important to know the proper techniques when canning food to prevent botulism, bacteria growth and food spoilage!

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