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. Wasting Food is SO Outdated — August 24, 2018
  2. Stand Up for Your Health — July 26, 2018
  3. Spring into Gardening — April 26, 2018
  4. Healthy Holidays: A New Tradition — October 26, 2017
  5. Are YOUR Hands Clean? — August 24, 2017

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Wasting Food is SO Outdated

If your family is like most, grocery shopping is a dreaded weekly task.  Typical shoppers usually have an idea of what they plan to purchase based on a previously made shopping list.  Even then, it’s easy to go astray with impulse purchasing, bargain prices, and buy-one-get-one free opportunities that simply can’t be passed up!  Before …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/08/24/wasting-food-is-so-outdated/

Stand Up for Your Health

Have you ever thought about how many hours a day you spend sitting?  Sitting at your desk, sitting in front of a computer, sitting watching television, sitting in the car, sitting, sitting, sitting.  On average, Americans sit approximately 13 hours a day and sleep 8 hours adding up to a whopping 21 hours of inactivity.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/26/stand-up-for-your-health/

Spring into Gardening

Have you ever imagined planting a small garden and growing vegetables for your family? It may seem like a difficult and daunting project, but I assure you the benefits of growing your own vegetables far outweigh the reservations and roadblocks that may have previously stood in your way.  Among these benefits include increased physical activity, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/04/26/spring-into-gardening/

Healthy Holidays: A New Tradition

We all have family traditions that make our holiday celebrations special. From your great-great-grandma’s sweet potato casserole or pecan pie, to your mother-in-law’s sausage stuffing or decadent plum pudding, there’s one thing that always seems to be a common factor among traditional holiday dishes: a massive amount of, fat, sugar, salt, and calories!

It’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/10/26/healthy-holidays-a-new-tradition/

Are YOUR Hands Clean?

It’s something we all hopefully learned as children and carry with us now into adulthood: washing our hands often and properly. But I’m sorry to say that we’ve probably all witnessed numerous instances of people leaving the restroom, coughing or sneezing, touching their cell phones or any number of other filthy surfaces, and then …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/08/24/are-your-hands-clean/

Physical Activity is for YOU, at Any Age!

It’s no secret that exercise is good for you and can improve your life in so many ways.  The idea of exercise can be daunting for some people, especially if you’ve never done it on a regular basis.  You don’t have to go to the gym and lift weights or run a half …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/04/03/physical-activity-is-for-you-at-any-age/

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/

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