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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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How are those New Year's resolutions going?

It is now February and all those resolutions we made back in January are probably starting to disappear.
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Body image and your children: What does this mean?

Body image refers to the way your child views himself in the mirror and imagines in his mind - meaning he sees the body either how it really appears to others or distorted.
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Common Extension questions & answers

If you left your freezer lid open overnight, is the food still safe to eat? Find out the answers to this and other common Extension questions.
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Picking the right fats

Don't you just love this time of the year? No matter what you celebrate or where you visit, there are tempting food choices everywhere! I know it can be very hard to resist all those goodies for me, so I'm sending along some helpful tips to avoid the unhealthy fats and eat the heart healthy fats over the holidays.
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Cook that bird safely!

Over the next couple of months people will be getting together for different holidays and events. This is the time for cooking, sharing, eating, celebrating and very hectic schedules. It is also the time for forgetfulness when it comes to food safety, leaving us with foodborne illnesses! Keep everyone safe and healthy by following these simple guidelines for a food borne illness-free season!
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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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Why eat beans?

"Beans, beans they're good for your heart. The more you eat..." well you get the idea! This catchy tune we all heard growing up has some hidden nutrition messages we should really pay attention to
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Back to bullies, part 2

Here are some other strategies on how to handle bullies and encourage bystanders to stick up for one another ...
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Back to school, back to bullies . . .

There are many different types of bullying that kids of all ages might encounter while in school. Teasing, stealing lunch money, spreading rumors, hitting and name calling are all different kinds of bullying. They can make a child's school year seem long and terrifying; trying to find new ways to avoid the bully or make him/her stop bothering them while neglecting school work.

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