Melanie Taylor

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Name: Melanie Taylor
Date registered: October 13, 2011

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  1. Keep an Eye on Your Eye Health – August is National Eye Exam Month — August 5, 2017
  2. Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017 — April 3, 2017
  3. Oats…Grain of the Month – Let’s Eat More! — January 6, 2017
  4. Surviving the Holiday Stress without Breaking the Bank — December 5, 2016
  5. Packing a Healthy School Lunch — August 29, 2015

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Keep an Eye on Your Eye Health – August is National Eye Exam Month

Most of us are willing to go to the doctor or the dentist, which are both part of taking care of our health. However, do you go to the eye doctor? If not, you definitely should add it to your healthy lifestyle regime. Eye exams at every age and stage of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/08/05/keep-an-eye-on-your-eye-health-august-is-national-eye-exam-month/

Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017

 

Do you remember the 3 R’s?  If you are over the age of forty you are probably thinking of a classroom, a teacher, and learning about Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic.  These are the basic standards for learning, of course.  However, it is now 2017and the 3 R’s have a new meaning to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/04/03/remember-the-3-rs-earth-day-april-22-2017/

Oats…Grain of the Month – Let’s Eat More!

January’s grain of the month is OATS. Americans buy more oats at this time of year than in any other month – and January has long been celebrated as National Oatmeal Month.

Oats at a Glance

Samuel Johnson’s 1755 dictionary defined oats as “A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/01/06/oatsgrain-of-the-month-lets-eat-more/

Surviving the Holiday Stress without Breaking the Bank

As the holiday season quickly approaches many people become overwhelmed with all of the activities, decorating, and shopping that needs to be completed. Here are a few tips to save energy, time and your nerves.

Let’s begin with 5 Steps to Seasonal Savings:

  • Recognize Your Seasonal Stressors:  Know your personal stressors—such as family, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/12/05/surviving-the-holiday-stress-without-breaking-the-bank/

Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you know which nutritious foods they are eating. Here are some budget-friendly, creative ideas to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime.

Make a “Smarter” Sandwich:

While some kids prefer the same thing every day, others may be okay with a slight switch to their sandwich.

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/08/29/packing-a-healthy-school-lunch/

Summer Camp is Almost Here: Preparation Tips for Campers (and Parents!)

Summer is here and summer camp is on the horizon. Maybe this is your child’s first time to an overnight camp or they are “old pros” at this thing called camp. Many parents and children will have camp anxieties, but here are some things you can do to prepare your camper and yourself for camp.

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/06/02/summer-camp-is-almost-here-preparation-tips-for-campers-and-parents/

SPICE Up Your Holiday Meals

The holiday season is upon us and that means many of us will be spending more time in the kitchen.

If you would like to make an impression with a less-than-ordinary meal, use traditional family dishes as a starting point for your special menu, then add seasonal spices to easy-to-prepare dishes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2013/12/18/spice-up-your-holiday-meals/