Ginny Hinton

Author's details

Name: Ginny Hinton
Date registered: May 1, 2012
URL: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu

Biography

Santa Rosa County Extension Agent with UF/IFAS. Focus areas include nutrition, food safety, injury prevention, and healthy families. Bachelor's degree in Social Work from University of West Florida. Master's degree in Public Health/Health Education from University of South Florida.

Latest posts

  1. The After-school Snack Attack: Strategies for Busy Moms — August 18, 2017
  2. Famous Last Words: Cell Phones and Driving — June 30, 2017
  3. Simplify Your Life — April 3, 2017
  4. Healthful Treats? You Betcha! Surprising health benefits of favorite seasonal treats — November 25, 2016
  5. To Salt or Not to Salt? Reasonable Tips for Sodium Control — November 25, 2016

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The After-school Snack Attack: Strategies for Busy Moms

With kids back in school, moms face a set of challenges that somehow seem new every year. One of those challenges is what to feed kiddos who race in the door hungry after a long day in the classroom. As a savvy mom, you know that snacks can help your kids …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/08/18/the-after-school-snack-attack-strategies-for-busy-moms/

Famous Last Words: Cell Phones and Driving

Driving to work this morning, I had to swerve to miss a driver who had crossed the center line. Thankfully, I was paying attention and he got back in his lane fairly quickly, so no one was hurt. I suspect the other driver never realized that he almost had a close encounter …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/06/30/famous-last-words-cell-phones-and-driving/

Simplify Your Life

Simplify your life. What an easy thing to say! Unfortunately, sometimes putting those words into action can be anything but easy. For so many of us, things just seem to accumulate until clutter becomes a way of life. In fact, most Americans only use 20% of what we own. The other …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/04/03/simplify-your-life/

Healthful Treats? You Betcha! Surprising health benefits of favorite seasonal treats

As we head into the season of overindulgence, it’s good to know that some holiday “treats” can actually be nutritiously guilt-free if we eat them in moderation. Read on to find the hidden health benefits of some classic favorites.

Sweet Potatoes: Sure, it’s a no-brainer that sweet potatoes are a source of vitamins, but these …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/25/healthful-treats-you-betcha-surprising-health-benefits-of-favorite-seasonal-treats/

To Salt or Not to Salt? Reasonable Tips for Sodium Control

It’s a fact. We need salt in our diets. Our bodies need sodium, which we usually get through salt, to maintain fluid balance and blood volume. Unfortunately, most of us consume at least twice as much sodium as we need.

The main culprit for sodium intake is not the salt we sprinkle on food, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/25/to-salt-or-not-to-salt-reasonable-tips-for-sodium-control/

Tips for Building a Strong and Healthy Marriage

With an alarming divorce rate that has rapidly escalated during the last half of the 20th century, many couples are part of a growing group focusing on developing a healthy marriage. Research shows that there is a clear link between a healthy marriage and better health for men and women. Children also grow and thrive …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/09/25/tips-for-building-a-strong-and-healthy-marriage/

Small Steps Are the Key to Healthy Change

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once said, “The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving.” That saying holds true when it comes to our health and our finances.

Health and personal financial issues affect millions of Americans. We struggle with epidemic …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/03/24/small-steps-are-the-key-to-healthy-change/

Surprise… Good Nutrition is “In the Can”!

Sometimes canned foods get a bad rap. Often, concerns are valid because canned foods tend to be high in unwanted salt and/or sugar. The good news is that you can buy fruits canned in their own juice and vegetables or beans labeled “low-sodium or” no salt added”. By draining and rinsing your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/02/10/surprise-good-nutrition-is-in-the-can/

Do You Spell Your Holidays “S-T-R-E-S-S?”

When holiday jingle turns into holiday clamor, it’s time to step back and evaluate. Are you falling victim to the dreaded beast called “stress?” It’s easy to do. With all of the hustle, bustle, and great expectations, we all are vulnerable to the type of emotions that can threaten – or even damage – …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/11/27/do-you-spell-your-holidays-s-t-r-e-s-s/

Preparing for the After-School Snack Stampede!

It may be hard to believe, but summer vacation is drawing to a close and school is right around the corner. It’s time to plan for lots of things like new classrooms and teachers, unexpected supply needs, extracurricular activity requests – and hungry kids arriving home from school.

Although it’s easy to succumb to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/07/25/preparing-for-the-after-school-snack-stampede/

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