25 minutes | Apr 3, 2020

10 - Is Takeout Food Safe? And Other Wellness Topics!

Is takeout food safe? The short answer is YES, it's perfectly safe. And it's helping to keep our restaurants in business! With a few common-sense precautions like washing your hands before you eat, and making sure you store the food safely, it's a great way to find variety in your meal plan. Check out NC State's information regarding takeout food and COVID-19.  Check out these apps for your phone that help you order and pay for takeout or deliver! Swipeby is an app (developed by a Wake Forest grad!) where you can find local restaurants, order, pay with credit and the restaurant has a dedicated parking spot that you park in for curbside pickup. Convenient!   Find SWIPEBY Here! Door Dash, Uber Eats and Grub Hub are all apps that allow you to order from restaurants, pay and have it delivered to your door! Check them out and see which one has your favorite restaurant.  SIGN UP For the Move More. Stress Less program! - www.cancerservicesonline.org/movemore Page for staying active at home – www.cancerservicesonline.org/exercise Help us plan for what programs would best meet your needs by completing our quick and easy survey HERE!  Video content with NWAHEC About Eating Healthy While Staying Home - Watch the Video Here 5 tips shared in the video: 1.     Lower the bar on healthy eating expectations. We all have heightened stress and feel like things are out of control. Comfort foods can be helpful in creating a sense of normalcy. 2.     Be mindful about hunger cues and emotions. What you eat is less important. 3.     Keep to a routine. Including meal and snack times. 4.     Have a fruit bowl out in your kitchen. 5.     There’s nothing wrong with coffee! Featured recipe: Med South Caviar Gardening Ideas! A wonderful resource that each county has is the NC Cooperative Extension! Find your county's webpage by putting the county name at the beginning of this web address: YOUR COUNTY .ces.ncsu.edu/. For example, Forsyth county website is forsyth.ces.ncsu.edu and Davie county is davie.ces.ncsu.edu (do not use www with these!). They each provide advice, soil testing, insect identification and holding information sessions online. Call to find out what your county is offering! To contact Cooperative Extension Forsyth County staff, call 336-703-2850. To contact Davie Cooperative Extension, call 336-753-6100.   Cornell's Vegetable MD Online  This page can help problem-solve when your vegetables aren't growing as expected. Sprouting Seeds at Home! Info from the NC State Cooperative Extension Article Here   Learn Something New! Forsyth County library has an online library card application! Once you have a library card, you can access the digital library and read e-books for FREE!  CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE LIBRARY CARD Learn how to make Easter egg ornaments out of flour and salt. Decorate and share with your neighbors as a fun Easter surprise!  Be social while working on your vocabulary by playing Words with Friends! You can connect and compete with friends via your smartphone! To find all the links and ideas from previous emails, check out our "Learn Something New" page here! - www.cancerservicesonline.org/learn
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