Name: Ricki McWilliams
Date registered: August 13, 2012
Ricki McWilliams is the Family & Consumer Sciences Agent in Walton County, Florida.
We all know that taking safety measures, such as using car seats correctly or basic childproofing, for our children is important. But what about “hidden dangers?” One major hidden danger can be the family vehicle. As summertime approaches and the heat is upon us, the dangers of leaving …
Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/05/18/summertime-safety-a-hidden-danger/
Still trying to get past those winter blues? Get outside, enjoy the Spring weather, and do something active! Regardless of age or fitness level it is important to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine.
Some people might say they cannot be active due to lack of time however, …
Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/04/14/spring-into-action-time-to-get-moving/
America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and for individuals to assess their own savings status. Typically, …
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Ag Save$ is a new initiative to bring personal finance education such as wealth building, estate planning, succession planning, asset protection, and other financial topics to agricultural producers in Florida.
Have you ever asked yourself:
How do I become financially stable?
How do I retire …
Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/01/21/ag-save-get-involved/
Being sick during the holiday season is no fun. Did you know the flu is not the only thing that can have you feeling under the weather? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and …
Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/12/11/you-make-me-sick/
As we come to the end of our 100th year of serving the citizens of Florida, the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Faculty located in the 16 county offices of the Florida Panhandle thank you for making 2014 another great year!
Extension has come a long way …
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While leftovers can be a lifesaver for figuring out lunch the next day or dinner when you’re in a time crunch, it is important to remember safe food handling practices including eating, freezing or tossing out refrigerated leftovers within 3-4 days.
Limits to leftovers
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It’s time to start getting backpacks ready, lunches packed and kids off to school. Back to school time is the perfect time to start packing a healthier lunchbox. Packing your child’s lunch may contribute to the difficulties of getting out the door in the morning but it does not have to. You know your …
Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/09/06/back-to-school-healthy-lunchbox-hints/
Have a Wonderful Summer in the Water
With the recent official start of Summer water related activities are in full swing. When you and your loved ones are around the water it is important to know the basic safety and survival skills.
Water-safety survival skills:
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The Season of Hallothanksmas is upon us. Yes, I know what you’re thinking: treats, meats, and delicious eats. But let’s shift our way of thinking. What if we turn our focus to family, friends, and making great memories? Here are three things to think about this holiday season:
1. Portion control – Have you noticed …
Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2013/11/16/keep-the-holidays-healthy/