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Cooking Resources

A list of helpful resources with important information on food and nutrition, food safety, food storage, shopping and meal planning, food labels, terms and techniques, measurements and more.

Staying at home and cooking with your family is a great way to save money and eat better. You control what goes in your food.

Seasonal Produce Guide - See what's fresh in your area so you can save money by buying fruits and vegetables that are in season.

EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce - Use EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides to reduce your pesticide exposure as much as possible.

Food Safety & Inspection Service - List current recalls and alerts. Contains summary data on active recall cases.

Glossary of Cooking Terms - Better Homes & Garden comprehensive A-Z guide of popular ingredients, terms and techniques.

Glycemic Index  - The official website for the glycemic index and international GI database. The glycemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. - Check off the ingredients that you have to find recipes you can make.

Nutrition Information for Raw Fruits, Vegetables, and Fish - Nutrition information for the 20 most frequently consumed raw fruits, vegetables, and fish in the United States. - Recipe collection to help you make healthy, delicious recipes. You will find recipes for Diabetes, child nutrition recipe box and more.

The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) - Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.

United States Department of Agriculture - Information on Food safety, handling, Foodborne Illness, Food recalls and Food Irradiation.

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