brown rice

Brown rice has nutritional edge over white

Rice is enjoyed as part of traditional cuisines around the world and is a staple food in many Asian countries. White rice is chosen more often than brown rice, but that’s a choice that would benefit from change, says Susan Nitzke, Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist and Professor Emerita at the UW-Madison.


Keeping Canned Tomatoes Safe and Tasty

Tomato plants are beginning to yield, and with the new crop comes a new activity: home canning. But whether you’re canning whole tomatoes, homemade ketchup, pasta sauce or anything in between, adding acid to canned tomato products is a must, according to University of Wisconsin-Extension food safety specialist Barbara Ingham.

My Food Plate from USDA

My Food Plate

Where did the food pyramid go?
It turned into a plate, to make it a more realistic guide to healthy eating.

Refrigerator with food in it

Food Safety When the Power Goes Out

The Power is Off:  Is the Food Still Safe? If the power goes off in your home due to a winter storm or an unexpected summertime power outage, it may be difficult to determine whether the food in your refrigerator or freezer is safe to consume. This fact sheet will help you to decide whether […]


Fast Food Lesson

In the past month, two students between the ages of 10-17 yrs, have participated in the nutrition classes, conducted by Valerie Arnold, at the ACE program.  The Fast Food Lesson addressed how much fat that is in the foods that we choose at fast food restaurants and how to make healthier, low-fat food choices. The students […]


RKNEP Stories

Here are a few stories about the work we do: Cindi Armstrong, RKNEP Nutrition Educator, led a class on Whole Grains with the Zimmerman Group as part of a Healthy Eating series.  After a looking at grain food labels and discussing the benefits of eating whole grains, participants were asked, “After what you have learned […]