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Tips to Help Cope with the Holiday Rush
Want to be happier and richer?
It could be as easy as counting your blessings.
What would happen if we extended the tradition of giving thanks, typically celebrated just once a year during the holiday season, throughout the entire year? Read "An Attitude of Gratitude".
Parties, family dinners, and other gatherings where food is served are all part of the holiday cheer. But the merriment can change to misery if food makes you or others ill.
Visit the "Holiday Food Safety Success Kit" for tips on how to make holiday meals that are safe as well as delicious. Recipes, shopping checklist, food safety tips, and children's activities are included in the multi-media program. You can also download "Food Safety Tips for the Holidays".
Four important food safety tips:
- CLEAN: Wash hands and surfaces often
- SEPARATE: Separate raw meats from other foods
- COOK: Cook to the right temperature
- CHILL: Refrigerate food promptly
You know it’s supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year,” but instead you feel as if you need your own crew of elves to help you through the holidays. Whatever your source of stress you're not alone. The holidays are stressful for most of us. Bring the joy of the season back into your life with these stress-zapping strategies.
Alcohol and the holidays can present many temptations and triggers to over indulge. Test your knowledge about alcohol and its effects. Then unwrap health this holiday season with no ho-hum healthy gift ideas. Check out fun, unique, functional and healthy ideas for the gift giving season.