Cooperative Extension Service P.O. Box 3354• Laramie, WY 82071-3354 (307) 766-5124 • fax (307) 766-3998 • www.uwyo.edu/ces/ October, 2009 30-second Radio PSA: 76 words Pumpkin—October’s Food! Pumpkins make great Jack-O-Lanterns; they also provide Vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. Pumpkin is fat-free, only 80 calories a cup. Choose firm, sound, smaller pumpkins (3-4 pounds) with a stem. They should feel heavy for their size. Don’t refrigerate fresh pumpkins or wrap them in plastic. Don’t eat a carved pumpkin as cut surfaces breed bacteria. Contact your University of Wyoming Extension Nutrition and Food Safety Educator for more on “Living Well in Wyoming.” ### Source: Sarah L. Francis PhD, MHS, RD, former University of Wyoming Extension Educator – Carbon and Albany Counties. The University of Wyoming and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperate. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.