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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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Packed lunch burnout

About this time of the school year it becomes hard to find new creative foods to pack in your children's lunchbox. The same-old same-old foods will not keep them from trading with friends anymore and non-nutritious foods will start making their way into your children's hands. Try these ideas to help prevent a packed lunch burnout!
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Families and disaster preparedness

Unfortunately, natural disasters happen everywhere in the state; whether they be flood, fire, tornado or other catastrophes. They are scary and unpredictable. It is our job to prepare for them the best that we can. Not only do adults need to have a role in emergency preparedness, but children need to as well.
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Valentine's Day red fruits and vegetables

Looking for some red foods to prepare for a loved one on Valentine's Day? There are many fruits and vegetables to choose from -- not only making it a delicious day but a healthy day!
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Toy safety around the holidays

This time of the year brings families together, celebration, good food and gift giving. It also is a time to stay up on recalls and warnings on children's toys as well as other household items to prevent injury or choking.
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Let's talk turkey!

Turkeys are one of the holiday's most popular food items, but thawing this holiday bird must be done carefully and correctly to prevent food-borne illnesses.
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Alternatives to a candy-filled Halloween

Everyone loves a little junk food, but with the number of children being overweight getting higher every year it is always a good idea to have some guidelines if you celebrate Halloween. Not only can your family make this a healthy occasion but a learning experience as well!
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Children get stressed, too

Ask an adult about what childhood should be and a majority of responses are probably "times for kids to be kids, with no responsibilities or major worries." However, we know that isn't always the case for children.
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Men's nutritional health: strong hearts, strong bodies

The leading cause of death for men might come as a surprise - it has nothing to do with his favorite activities or workplace dangers. It has to do with his heart.
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Women's nutritional health - osteoporosis

According to the American Dietetic Association, today (May 10th) is the day for women all around to make sure their nutrition is in check...
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Need to get your pressure canner tested?

It is that time of year again. We are dusting off our pressure canners and boiling water bath canners getting ready to preserve our fresh produce. Yet before you jump into the kitchen, be sure that your equipment is not outdated or overused.

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