Dorothy C. Lee

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Name: Dorothy C. Lee
Date registered: October 13, 2011

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Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent in Escambia County

Latest posts

  1. What’s Shaking…Too Much Salt — March 13, 2017
  2. Smart Holiday Packaging — November 25, 2016
  3. For the Health of It: Cooking Solo — October 15, 2016
  4. Store it Right — August 28, 2016
  5. Supermarket Smarts — July 30, 2016

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What’s Shaking…Too Much Salt

March 10 – 16, 2017 is National Salt Awareness Week. Salt is the main source of sodium in the American diet.  Sodium is a mineral only needed by the body in small amounts.  It is found in foods, mostly as sodium chloride.

Sodium has an important role in maintaining good health, however, over-consumption of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/03/13/whats-shaking-too-much-salt/

Smart Holiday Packaging

During the holiday season nothing carries good cheer and holiday spirit across the miles like receiving a package full of homemade treats.

If you go to the effort of preparing food gifts, you want to be sure the contents arrive in the condition they were sent in. The first step is to pack it …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/25/smart-holiday-packaging/

For the Health of It: Cooking Solo

A large and ever-growing number live the single life these days. You have a lot of company and something in common:  freedom of choice. Cooking for one or two can be creative and nutritious. Whether you’re a novice cook or your family has grown and moved out, and, once again, you’re solo cooking…it still …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/10/15/for-the-health-of-it-cooking-solo/

Store it Right

 

Does lettuce turn brown and slimy in your refrigerator? Is that two-year-old frozen turkey still safe to eat?  Should you dispose of that slightly moldy cheese?  “When in doubt throw it out” is definitely a safe practice to follow.  However, throwing food out is like throwing money away.  A few simple guidelines …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/08/28/store-it-right/

Supermarket Smarts

Do you consider buying groceries a real grind? A necessary evil? Well, it may never turn into a fun adventure for you, but there are some things you can do to make it easier on you and your budget.

Grocery shopping actually begins at home:

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/07/30/supermarket-smarts/

Nutrition in a Desk Drawer

A busy schedule is the most used excuse for not eating nutritiously.  When pressed for time, it’s easy to fall into the habit of making unhealthy food choices.

For those who have no time to prepare meals during the work day, yet want to eat nutritiously, one solution is to plan ahead and prepare …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/06/29/nutrition-in-a-desk-drawer/

A Win-Win Super Bowl Party

Get defensive about your health. These easy-to-tackle recipes are just as tasty, but lower in fat and calories than typical game-day fare. It’s a Win-Win situation.

Skip the six-foot-long sub sandwich usually drenched in mayonnaise. Instead, serve a soup and sandwich smorgasbord with a variety of low-fat cheeses, whole grain breads, fresh, low-sodium cold cuts, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/01/04/a-win-win-super-bowl-party/

Give Yourself the Gift of Time This Holiday Season

It’s the season to be jolly, but for many of us it’s the season to be overstressed as well. If getting ready for the Holidays is beginning to feel like a full-time job, start rethinking your holiday plans and consider streamlining, or even scaling back, some of your activities.

Following are some holiday survival tips …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/11/27/give-yourself-the-gift-of-time-this-holiday-season/

Leftover Alert

It’s that time of the year! The holidays are upon us. A time when our thoughts turn to family, friends, celebrations, holiday feasts, and, yes, leftovers.

Holiday meal leftovers can be just as delectable as the original feast. The challenge is after dinner, and guarding against left-out leftovers. It requires special attention to safe …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/10/28/leftover-alert/

Safetacular Fall Celebrations

Fall is in the air. Cooler weather brings thoughts and plans for hayrides, carnivals, festivals, trick-or-treat, and more fun. Halloween may be a fun holiday for kids, but for parents, trick-or-treat time can be a little tricky. Concerns about children’s safety, whether they are out in the neighborhood or back home with bags of loot, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/10/02/safetacular-fall-celebrations/

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