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    Chow Line: Careful: Some of that Halloween Candy Haul Can Send Some Folks to the Hospital

    Can eating too much black licorice really cause heart problems?  
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    Chow Line: Safe Halloween Treats Without the Scary Tricks

    Trick or treat is next week and this is the first year my little guy is old enough to go out candy gathering. What can I do to make sure he is safe, but also has a good time trick-or-treating?
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    Chow Line: Website Offers Nutritional Tips, Tactics for Food Savings

    I have a limited budget to spend on food, but I want to make sure my family is eating healthy. What are some tips to help me incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my grocery haul while staying within my budget?
  4. Known as the official state apple of Ohio, the Melrose apple tends to be large with good flavor and texture. Photo: Ohio State University.

    Chow Line: Apples – To Peel or Not to Peel?

    My little boy loves apples, but he refuses to eat them unless they are skinned and cut into little pieces. Is he still getting the same nutrition as eating them with the peel?  
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    Chow Line: Consuming Placenta After Birth Not Recommended for New Moms

    I’ve heard that consuming your placenta after giving birth can help new mothers with postpartum depression and ease pain. Is that true?
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    Chow Line: The Chatter About Cheat Days

    My co-workers mentioned something about cheat days and weight loss during lunch today, but I’m not sure what they meant. What were they talking about?  
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    Chow Line: App, Websites and Grocers offer Ways to Keep Abreast of Food Recalls

    Turns out that the hot dogs I had planned to make for lunch yesterday were recalled but I had no idea. Why do foods get recalled, and how can I be better aware of recalls on foods I’ve purchased?
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    Chow Line: Have Fun and Be Food Safe When Tailgating

    I’ve finally got tickets to the game this weekend, and we’re planning a huge tailgate. Are there any food safety precautions I should take before, during and after the game? One of the great things about fall and football season is tailgating. But just like picnicking on the beach or in a park, there are precautions you can take to ensure that your tailgate is a fun gathering for all that doesn’t result in a bout of foodborne illness for any of your guests.
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    Chow Line: Fall Offers More Than Just Pumpkins

    I know that autumn is a great time to buy pumpkins, but I’m not so sure what other produce is in season in the fall. Any ideas?
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    Chow Line: Tips to Prevent Food Spoilage When the Power Goes Out

    Storm preparedness has been on my mind lately. I’m wondering what I can do to be ready in the event of a power outage to prevent the foods in my refrigerator from spoiling?