Boomer Blog: Monumental memories

It was one of those summer weekends that Champaign County does so well. At the fairgrounds the Rhythm and Foods Festival lived up to its name with cou...

June 19th, 2016 |  


Madison-Champaign ESC Preschool Program moves back to Rt. 68 location

Madison-Champaign ESC Preschool Program moves back to Rt. 68 location

The saying goes “What comes around goes around.” This is definitely true for the ESC (Educational Service Center) Preschool classrooms. Af...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Eat fruit, but know how it affects blood sugar

Eat fruit, but know how it affects blood sugar

Question: I know I should be eating more fresh fruit, but I have type 2 diabetes. Last weekend I enjoyed a few slices of watermelon, and I was surpris...

June 16th, 2016 |  



8 great ways to eat more veggies every day

8 great ways to eat more veggies every day

Question: I know I should be eating more vegetables, but I need inspiration. What are some easy ways to fit more vegetables into my diet?Answer: You&#...

June 13th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: A special brand of motherisms

Our father, that quintessential man of few words, did make the occasional pronouncement when we were kids. Every Christmas morning we knew he would pr...

June 12th, 2016 |  


In 2018, food labels will give more information

In 2018, food labels will give more information

Question: I heard something on the news about the Nutrition Facts labels changing. What are the details?Answer: The new Nutrition Facts information wo...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Commencement is commencement

In 1970 the president of my college, as was the tradition, concluded our commencement exercises with the statement I paraphrase here: “I now dec...

June 5th, 2016 |  


Smoothies can boost fruit, calcium intake

Smoothies can boost fruit, calcium intake

Question: My teenage daughter has a sudden affinity for smoothies. She is making them all the time. Is this something I should encourage?Answer: Smoot...

June 1st, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: ‘Beeing’ a good speller

Thursday night I tuned in to ESPN anticipating an evening of spirited competition. Ten rivals vying for a coveted trophy stood prepared to engage in t...

May 30th, 2016 |  


Frogeye leaf spot is concern in soybean fields

Frogeye leaf spot is concern in soybean fields

Frogeye leaf spot is a disease that can be found in some soybean fields across Ohio but the severity is often low and does not warrant treatment. Howe...

May 26th, 2016 |