Heidi Copeland

Author's details

Name: Heidi Copeland
Date registered: December 5, 2012
URL: http:leon.ifas.edu

Biography

Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Leon County Florida
Educational Program Focus:
•Food, Nutrition and Wellness

•Child Development and Parenting

Latest posts

  1. Holiday Giving — December 2, 2017
  2. National Grandparents Day 2017: September 10 — September 12, 2017
  3. Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can. — August 9, 2017
  4. August 8 : Sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch day! — August 7, 2017
  5. Earth Day; an issue of sustainability! — April 3, 2017

Author's posts listings

Holiday Giving

Recently, in what I thought would be a quick Saturday errand, I got stuck in traffic. It took me a moment to realize that the holidays are upon us.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF®), from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/12/02/holiday-giving/

National Grandparents Day 2017: September 10

For nearly 40 years, National Grandparents Day has been celebrated as an opportunity to express gratitude for all that grandparents do for families and communities.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau Profile, America Facts for Features, in 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents.  …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/09/12/national-grandparents-day-2017-september-10/

Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

Will you be ready if disaster strikes?  Disasters, or devastating events-natural or human-generated, certainly can disrupt daily life. National Preparedness Month, held annually in September and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is a good reminder that we need to be ready to respond to emergencies.  Adversity can strike …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/08/09/disasters-dont-plan-ahead-you-can/

August 8 : Sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch day!

Can you believe it is that time of year already to sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch! Honestly, it is a day to celebrate. And celebrate we should! It is the lucky neighbor who profits from the gardeners abundant harvest. Nonetheless, what can one do with all that zucchini?

The late, Julia Child …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/08/07/august-8-sneak-some-zucchini-on-your-neighbors-porch-day/

Earth Day; an issue of sustainability!

 

Earth Day: an issue of sustainability!

Have you ever thought about Earth Day, you know, that one day a year that falls on April 22nd?

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, and sought to focus on the environment and how we can create healthy …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/04/03/earth-day-an-issue-of-sustainability/

VITA 2017

In the early 70’s Gary Iskowitz, was doing graduate work as well as teaching tax law while working for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agency. Mr. Iskowitz saw a growing problem with questionable tax preparers who were scamming low-income people in his area. He did not like what he saw! Consequently, he proposed that …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/01/23/vita-2017/

2016 Dine In Day

Many of us can agree, being around family can make simple things in life more special! Whether it’s time spent together during holidays, celebrating birthdays, or simply enjoying togetherness, family events can make life memorable. Why wait until special occasions to show your family that they matter? Dining together can make simple things feel special …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/30/2016-dine-in-day/

Thanksgiving is Around the Corner!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it is only fitting to display a cornucopia.  Not only is this horn of plenty a universal symbol of abundance, it is truly timely!  Florida is plentiful with fresh produce this time of year.  According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), avocados, bell peppers, carambola, cucumbers, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/16/thanksgiving-is-around-the-corner/

Crops in Season: October 2016

Autumn, which technically started on the 22nd day of September is a good time to FALL back into good nutrition!

Many Florida crops are in season now. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS); avocados, bell peppers, carambolas, cucumbers, grapefruits, guavas, mushrooms, oranges, peanuts, squash, sweet corn, tangerines and tomatoes are …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/09/27/crops-in-season-october-2016/

September: Crops in Season

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) provides a monthly Calendar of Food Days, Weeks, and Months plus provides resources for selected national food-themes. http://food.unl.edu/september-food-calendar

 

The month of September boasts a variety of activities using produce that can be grown somewhere in Florida. In fact, many crops are grown locally and …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/08/28/september-crops-in-season/

Older posts «