Amymullins

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Name: Amy Mullins
Date registered: February 28, 2013

Biography

Amy Mullins is a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent in Leon County, with programs focused on food & nutrition, food safety, health & wellness, and chronic disease prevention. Amy is a Registered Dietitian and a graduate of The University of Florida and Florida State University.

Latest posts

  1. Put Your Best Fork Forward — February 21, 2017
  2. Eating Right on the Run — November 16, 2016
  3. Hold the Sugar — September 25, 2016
  4. Out with the Old and In with the New: Understanding the New and Improved Nutrition Facts Label — July 29, 2016
  5. Has Caffeine Become a Bad Habit? — June 29, 2016

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Put Your Best Fork Forward

National Nutrition Month®  is a month-long nutrition education and information campaign that is put on by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” The idea behind the theme is that every bite counts and that taking small steps to change our eating habits can result …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/02/21/put-your-best-fork-forward/

Eating Right on the Run

Ever feel like you’re moving through your work day at the speed of light with barely enough time to eat, much less eat healthy?  The combination of stress, poor eating habits, and lack of exercise can lead to becoming overweight and the development of chronic health conditions such as type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/16/eating-right-on-the-run/

Hold the Sugar

A “sweet tooth” is something we are probably all guilty of having, to some degree.  Eating the occasional cookie or slice of pie isn’t a crime and can have a place in the American diet, if consumed in moderation.  Unfortunately, in our society there are enormous opportunities for sugary food, even in places where …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/09/25/hold-the-sugar/

Out with the Old and In with the New: Understanding the New and Improved Nutrition Facts Label

The Nutrition Facts label, seen on packaged bags, boxes, cans, etc., is the consumer information gateway to making healthy choices for ourselves and our families.  But let’s face it, for many Americans, interpreting the Nutrition Facts label can be downright confusing, at times, essentially clouding our decision-making abilities.

Making informed decisions about what you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/07/29/out-with-the-old-and-in-with-the-new-understanding-the-new-and-improved-nutrition-facts-label/

Has Caffeine Become a Bad Habit?

It seems that most Americans start their mornings off with a mug of hot coffee, iced coffee, or any number of fancy variations. For many, it’s the key to starting your day off right. Ever notice what happens when you don’t get your coffee in the morning? Let’s just say, it can be enough …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/06/29/has-caffeine-become-a-bad-habit/

Super Summer Snacks

 

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here and the kids are out of school! Often times, when kids (and parents too) get away from their normal routine, poor eating and snacking habits creep in. It’s important for kids (and parents) to have a variety of go-to snacks that are tasty, healthy, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/05/30/super-summer-snacks/

When is Heartburn Something to Worry About?

Do you ever feel that burning, uncomfortable, and often painful feeling in your lower chest, sometimes spreading to the throat after eating?  Most of us have experienced heartburn (acid reflux) at some point in our lives, dismissing it with “I’ve eaten too much again.”  It’s not uncommon and is actually a normal process, with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/05/19/when-is-heartburn-something-to-worry-about/

Celebrate National Nutrition Month

Celebrating the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Nutrition Month each March is the perfect time to focus on your health needs and set new nutritional goals. A couple of key messages for this year’s theme include discovering new ways to prepare meals that trim sodium and practicing mindful eating behaviors. Make …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/03/11/celebrate-national-nutrition-month/

Take Care of Your Heart

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans, accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths? It has been called the “silent killer” because often there are no symptoms.

Your risk for heart disease can depend on many things. The good news is that 80% of risk factors are preventable!

Things you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/02/03/take-care-of-your-heart/

Kids: After-School Snacking and Food Safety Tips

Are your kids famished when they get home from school? Kids often hit the kitchen right when they get home and begin the search for something to eat. After being at school all day, it’s inevitable they will bring a host of germs into the house (and into the kitchen). These germs, or microorganisms, can …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/08/24/kids-after-school-snacking-and-food-safety-tips-2/

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