Monthly Archives: December 2013

Vacuum Sealing Food Safety Thoughts

What is Vacuum Packaging? Technology in the last decade has allowed us to purchase low-cost vacuum sealers that are convenient and make food storage easy. However, vacuum sealing food can, in some instances, be more dangerous than you may think.

Don’t Forget Your Fruits and Veggies This Winter

Not sure what to bring to your next Holiday gathering or celebration with friends and family? Fruits and veggies are a great (and easy) option to bring that many people enjoy. Cut up your favorite winter fruits and make a

Holidays Have You STRESSED?

Have you already  jumped into your typical coping skills that are not so healthy, such as overeating and drinking? Starting to feel overwhelmed, irritable, or very down and depressed? You are not alone! According to the American Psychological Association (APA),

December is “Safe Toys and Gifts Month”

  Buy age-appropriate toys. Look for toys and other gifts that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) safety standards. Review warnings on the toy’s box. Avoiding shooting toys that have pieces that shoot or fly off. Remember that

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Mental Health Hotline - Mental Health Crisis? Forest, Vilas and Oneida County call 1-888-299-1188.

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Disaster Distress Line - Stress, anxiety, and other depression are common after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or visit the Disaster Distress Line to talk.

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