• Agricultural Use of Recycled Water for Crop Production in Arizona

      Cusimano, Jeremy; McLain, Jean E.; Eden, Susanna; Rock, Channah M. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-06)
      Agriculture is by far the largest water-demanding sector in Arizona, accounting for 70% of water demand (ADWR, 2009). Arizona’s agriculture industry is extremely diversified, producing many crops that can legally be irrigated with recycled water, including cotton, alfalfa, wheat, citrus, and vegetables. Throughout the State, farming communities are taking advantage of increasing supplies of recycled water.
    • Ancient Rediscovering Food: Grain Amaranth

      Moya Cortazar, Sheila; Ottman, Michael; McDaniels, Amanda; Aragon Cereceres, Andrea; Hongu, Nobuko (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-04)
      Grain amaranth was a dietary staple for Central American Indians before Columbus arrived in the New World.1 Today, in Mexico, amaranth is popped like popcorn and mixed with sugar or honey to make a popular sweet treat, called “Alegría” which is the Spanish word for joy (Figure 1). Amaranth is a nutritious grain, similar to chia seeds2 and quinoa, providing high amount of plant protein, fiber, iron, and calcium. This article can help you learn more about amaranth, and show you how to incorporate them into your balanced diet.
    • Arizona Christmas Foods

      Gibbs, June C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1958-11)
    • Arizona Christmas Foods

      Gibbs, June C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1959-06)
    • Balanced Nutrition for a Happier You

      Gibbs, June C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1958-12)
    • Beef in the Family Menu

      Gibbs, June C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1958-05)
    • BREAST CANCER PREVENTION: EXERCISE AND HEALTHY DIET

      Hongu, Nobuko; Farr, Kiah, J.; Gallaway, Patrick, J.; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-01)
      Research has shown a correlation between a healthy diet and reduced risk of breast cancer. Additional research is also demonstrating a link between regular physical activity and the reduction of breast cancer risk. A healthy diet is beneficial for the prevention of numerous diseases, including breast cancer. Regular physical activity is preventative for many diseases and health concerns, including breast cancer. This article outlines basic information about breast cancer, risk factors related to diet and physical activity, and breast cancer prevention through healthy diet and physical activity.
    • Buying Locally Grown and Eating Seasonally in Arizona

      Hongu, Nobuko; Turner, Rachel J.; Martinez, Cathy L.; Suzuki, Asuka; Gonsalves, Kimberly A. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2014-10)
      More and more consumers are choosing to buy locally produced foods. Health and environment conscious consumers believe locally grown foods are healthier, fresher, and are better tasting than foods that have endured many miles of transport. Buying locally also helps communities by stimulating local economies and protecting the environment. This article outlines the benefits of buying locally grown food and eating seasonally in Arizona. A recipe that is easy and affordable using local produce is included. An Arizona seasonal produce availability calendar is included in the Appendix.
    • Calcium and Calorie Content of Selected Foods

      Farrell, Vanessa A.; Houtkooper, Linda (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-10)
      Healthy bone growth and maintenance requires adequate calcium intake. You can meet your calcium needs from foods, beverages, and, if necessary, supplements.
    • Calcium Supplement Guidelines

      Houtkooper, Linda; Farrell, Vanessa A. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-07)
      Calcium is an essential mineral found in great abundance in the body. Ninety-nine percent of all the calcium in the body is found in the bones and teeth. The remaining one percent is in the blood. Calcium plays important roles in nerve conduction, muscle contraction, and blood clotting. If calcium levels in the blood drop below normal, calcium will be taken from bone and put into the blood in order to maintain blood calcium levels. Therefore, it is important to consume enough calcium to maintain adequate blood and bone calcium levels. Revised 2017, Revised 2011, Original 2004
    • Chia Seeds

      Hongu, Nobuko; Franklin, Alexandra M.; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2016-02)
      Chia seeds are a popular food lately, which people have deemed as a superfood. Chia seeds are rich source of many vitamins and minerals as well as omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. This article explores the history of chia seeds, the nutritional benefits, as well as illustrates some ways to include this food into your diet.
    • Chile Peppers: Fresh, Frozen, Canned, and Dried

      Morris, Elsie H. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1954-11)
    • Compost Tea 101: What Every Organic Gardener Should Know

      Joe, Valerisa; Rock, Channah; McLain, Jean; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-08)
      Growers of organic produce in the Southwestern United States face many challenges, including variation in water and temperature, and exposure to insects and disease. As a result, smallholder organic farmers are increasingly relying on soil additives such as compost tea that improve product quality, use less water, deter pests, and reduce reliance on chemical additives (Diver, 2002). But what exactly is compost tea? Do the benefits of using compost tea outweigh any concerns? For example, can it contain pathogens, and if so, do applicators have to worry about coming into contact with pathogens? This publication provides facts about making compost tea, and reviews both the benefits and potential disadvantages to help smallholder farmers to make educated decisions regarding the use of compost tea.
    • Dairy Foods: Providing Essential Nutrients & Promoting Good Health Throughout Life

      Hongu, Nobuko; Tsui, Chiayi; Wise, Jamie M. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2014-11)
      Dairy foods including milk, yogurt, cheese, and fortified soymilk provide nine essential nutrients that both children and adults can enjoy. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend consuming 3 cups per day of fat-free (skim), reduced fat (2%), low fat (1%), or equivalent milk products for healthy adults and children 9 years of age and older. We describe healthy ways to incorporate daily foods into the diet. Delicious and easy recipes using skim milk are also included.
    • Eating for Two – A Healthy Pregnancy Starts with a Healthy Diet

      Wyatt, Melissa; da Silva, Vanessa (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-10)
      The saying “you are what you eat” takes on a new meaning when a woman learns she is expecting a baby. For the next several months, her growing baby’s health is directly dependent upon what she eats, and what she chooses to avoid. What is more, a woman’s diet during pregnancy has been shown to affect her child’s health long after she is no longer eating for two.
    • The Economic Contribution of University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Spending to the State of Arizona

      Kerna, Ashley; Frisvold, George; Jacobs, Laurel; Farrell, Vanessa A.; Houtkooper, Linda; Misner, Scottie (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-04)
      The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension SNAP-Ed program contributes to the Arizona economy by bringing funds from outside the state and utilizing them to encourage healthy eating and active living for people in low-income households. Purchases made for conducting this work generate a ripple of economic activity in other Arizona industries. Economists call these the indirect and induced multiplier effects. This report summarizes the total economic contribution of SNAP-Ed spending, including multiplier effects, on the Arizona economy for the years 2011 and 2012.
    • Folate & Folic Acid- Healthy Moms Mean Healthy Babies

      Zilliox, Trish; da Silva, Vanessa (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-03)
      Before they may even know they are pregnant; women’s bodies and their level of folate play a critical role in preventing certain birth defects, specifically neural tube defects (NTDs). NTDs are birth defects in the brain, spinal cord, or spine. Considered ‘one of the most important public health discoveries of this century’ is that daily supplemental folic acid taken before becoming pregnant significantly reduces the risk of NTDs (1). In 1998, the United States made sweeping efforts that fortified cereal grains with folic acid to ensure all Americans consume adequate amounts of this vitamin. So what exactly is folate? What are the functions of this vitamin? What foods have high levels of folate and what is the recommended daily intake? This article will answer these questions and will go on to explain folic acid fortification and the impact fortification has had on the incidence of NTDs in Arizona.
    • Food Product Dating and Storage Times

      Armstrong Florian, Traci L.; Misner, Scottie (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-06)
      Nutritious food is an important part of individual health and wellness. One way to ensure food is nutritious is to check the date on packages. The date is a guideline to help consumers use food when it is at its peak quality or before spoilage begins. Proper storage conditions and times are also essential in keeping healthy food safe to consume.
    • Foods for Hot Weather

      Lockwood, Mary Pritner; Williams, Jessamine C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1923-06)
    • Foods for Hot Weather

      Lockwood, Mary Pritner; Williams, Jessamine C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1929-04)