Laurie Osgood

Author's details

Name: Laurie Osgood
Date registered: June 15, 2016
URL: http://gadsden.ifas.ufl.edu/

Biography

Laurie B. Osgood is the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent at the Gadsden County Extension office. You can contact her at: (850) 662-3287

Latest posts

  1. Roasting Seasonal Vegetables — March 13, 2017
  2. February is National Snack Food Month — February 14, 2017
  3. Healthy Resolutions: The 5 Things You Should Avoid Eating in 2017 — January 27, 2017
  4. Satsuma Oranges, North Florida’s Cold Weather Fruit — December 3, 2016
  5. Healthy Concession Stands — September 25, 2016

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Roasting Seasonal Vegetables

Looking for a colorful and fresh side dish? Then you should try roasting your vegetables! Roasted vegetables are quick, easy, and flavorful. When roasted, vegetables become brown and crisp on the outside, making their natural sugars caramelize. This caramelization process makes the vegetables sweet and full of flavor.  An added …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/03/13/roasting-seasonal-vegetables/

February is National Snack Food Month

February has been designated National Snack Month by the Snack Food Association of America, and the National Potato Promotion Board.

As Americans, the one thing that we can all agree on is our love of snacks. Snack sales in the United States top $60 Billion annually. The snack foods that we tend …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/02/14/february-is-national-snack-food-month/

Healthy Resolutions: The 5 Things You Should Avoid Eating in 2017

It’s that time of year again – time to make resolutions designed to improve your life to become a happier, healthier, and wealthier person. Unfortunately, some resolutions are not realistic and set us up for failure from the start. A very small percentage of us manage to maintain these lofty resolutions.

However, there are small …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/01/27/healthy-resolutions-the-5-things-you-should-avoid-eating-in-2017/

Satsuma Oranges, North Florida’s Cold Weather Fruit

It’s the fall season, and Satsumas are hitting the shelves at your local grocery store. Satsumas are a seedless variety of the mandarin orange, and are harvested during the fall and early winter. Satsumas are grown in the cool, sub-tropical areas of California, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Because of their thin skin, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/12/03/satsuma-oranges-north-floridas-cold-weather-fruit/

Healthy Concession Stands

 

FALL IS IN THE AIR, AND THAT MEANS FOOTBALL…AND CONCESSION STAND FOOD

Whether it is football, baseball or basketball season, they all have one thing in common, concession stands with their unhealthy food options. During a regular season, foods that are available in concession stands may be the only mealtime option for busy families …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/09/25/healthy-concession-stands/

Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label

On May 20, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the new Nutrition Facts label requirements for packaged foods. The new version represents the latest in food science research and is designed to make it easier for consumers to get the information they need to make healthy choices. These changes are the first …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/07/17/changes-to-the-nutrition-facts-label/