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    Chow line: Food safety and coronavirus

    Do I need to worry about food safety in regard to coronavirus? Specifically, can food become contaminated with coronavirus and thereby infect people?
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    Chow line: Stocking up in case of emergency

    I keep hearing that people should have an emergency supply of foods on hand in case of emergency, but I have no clue what to get. What food supplies should I stock up on in case of emergency?
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    Chow line: Eating fewer trans or saturated fats better choice for heart health

    I’m focusing on improving my nutrition as part of my overall health resolutions for this year. Do you have any tips on how to make heart-healthy food choices?
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    Chow Line: New nutrition labels reflect more accurate serving sizes

    There seems to be something different about the nutrition label on some of the foods I’ve purchased lately. Did the labels change?
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    Chow line: Going out for Valentine’s Day? Pay attention to the details when dining out

    Valentine’s Day is tonight and I plan to take my date out to dinner. Got any food safety tips on dinning out? I don’t want the evening to end on a bad note.
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    Chow line: The difference between broth and stock

    My dad asked me to pick up chicken stock from the store for a meal that he wants to make for dinner. When I got to the store, I bought chicken broth and brought it home. He sent me back to the store because he said stock and broth aren’t the same thing. But aren’t they really?
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    Chow Line: Super-safe food for Super Bowl Sunday

    We’re hosting a Super Bowl feast this weekend. Got any tips about how to do so safely? 
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    Chow line: Binge drinking on the rise in certain populations

    Is there a difference between heavy drinking and binge drinking? And do these have any effect on my health?
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    Chow Line: Is drinking more water your New Year’s resolution? If so, here’s how to do it.

    As part of my 2020 New Year’s resolution, I’ve pledged to drink more water this year. Do you have any tips on how I can stick to my goal and keep up my water intake?
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    Chow Line: Winter flooding potential leads to food safety concerns

    The forecast this weekend calls for warm temperatures, thunderstorms, and the potential for a couple of inches of heavy rain here in Ohio, even though it’s January! I’ve recently moved into a new home in an area that’s been subject to flash floods. If my home floods, what do I do with the food in my fridge and pantry?