Noxious fumes exposure

County Deputies and Sauk Centre Police were notified of a possible exposure of noxious fumes at Fiedler Finishing, 34496 415th Avenue in Getty Township. This is approximately five miles south of Sauk …

Fish oil supplements?

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Dietitian, I had a heart attack three months ago and since then have been more conscientious about my diet. I’ve been eating more fish and a friend was telling me abo…

Questions about whole fat

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Dietitian, I recently read an article that said we should eat whole-fat dairy products like whole milk and yogurt. We’ve always heard that we should choose low-fat or…

Should I skip breakfast?

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC I am trying to lose weight, so I often skip breakfast. My husband insists that this is not good for me and actually works against my efforts to lose weight. What do you sa…

Metabolic syndrome

Dear Dietitian, My husband has just been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. We are both overwhelmed and need advice about what to do. Signed, Beth Dear Beth, A new diagnosis can often be frightening a…

Taking care of yourself

By Karen Johnson, U of M Extension There is no doubt that farming is stressful. Adding the addition of longer hours, decreased activity by sitting in the tractor and the constant checking of the weath…

Which flu shot is right for you?

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve been reading that there are a bunch of different flu vaccines for seniors this flu season. Which flu shot is right for me? Flu-conscious Carol Dear Carol, It wasn’t that long a…

Nutrition Facts labeling?

Leanne McCrate Dear readers, The Food and Drug Administration developed a new Nutrition Facts label which was released in the beginning of 2018. The new label more clearly illustrates the serving size…