In this Issue:
  • After the storm, recovery begins
  • Eat to Thrive
  • Summer’s Bounty
  • Don’t Let A Tick Ruin Your Summer!
  • Water Safety is Key to a Fun-Filled Summer at the Pool
  • Water Safety Month is May!
  • Car Seats and Tethers: How, What and Why
  • Making Your Own Cleaners is Safe and Inexpensive
  • March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • Take the Diabetes Risk Test, No Needles Required!
  • Health and Safety

    After the storm, recovery begins

    Downed trees after Hurricane Michael

    Hurricane Michael was a storm of historic proportions, slamming into the Florida Panhandle and wreaking havoc on millions of people across the Big Bend region. Now that the storm has passed, the recovery phase has begun. Damage assessment, debris removal, structural repairs, and food safety concerns are just a few aspects of storm recovery, as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/10/16/after-the-storm-recovery-begins/

    Eat to Thrive

    We eat to survive, right? Yes, but when you really think about it, we eat to thrive. Food is more than calories for energy. Food brings family and friends together. It provides comfort. It makes our bodies healthy and can protect us from diseases. The next time you give to a food pantry, think about …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/08/23/eat-to-thrive/

    Summer’s Bounty

    The pickin’ is plentiful and life is good. Now is the time to take advantage of summer’s bounty. Summer produce is colorful and healthy. It tastes amazing. And right now, it’s everywhere!

    Fruits and Veggies in Season

    Buying summer produce now means you get fruits and vegetables that taste their best.  See

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/11/summers-bounty/

    Don’t Let A Tick Ruin Your Summer!

    Does the mere thought of ticks make you feel itchy all over? Ticks are not a fun thing to talk about, but we can’t ignore them. Ticks can pose a real threat to your outdoor summer fun. Here in the Florida Panhandle, you can find ticks all year-long. But ticks are the most active in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/11/dont-let-a-tick-ruin-your-summer/

    Water Safety is Key to a Fun-Filled Summer at the Pool

    Summer is here!  As the long, hot days of summer move forward there are many things to consider when it comes to children and water safety. Each summer we hear of tragic incidents of children drowning in pools, spas, and other bodies of water.  These tragedies may be avoided by following a few simple tips …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/06/23/water-safety-is-key-to-a-fun-filled-summer-at-the-pool/

    Water Safety Month is May!

    Do you have firm water safety practices? Are you a strong swimmer? Do you know Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)?

    Each May, as the temperature rises, the gravitation to fun outdoor water activities begins. Numerous partners, including the American Red Cross and National Recreation and Park Association, promote

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/05/21/water-safety-month-is-may/

    Car Seats and Tethers: How, What and Why

    As a child passenger safety technician/instructor for the past twenty years, I am always amazed at how quickly technology changes in the field. Both car seat and vehicle manufacturers are constantly testing innovations, making it difficult to know exactly how to properly use a car seat. One innovation that tends to give caregivers problems …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/04/26/car-seats-and-tethers-how-what-and-why/

    Making Your Own Cleaners is Safe and Inexpensive

    Many of today’s commercial cleaners are petroleum-based, which may have harmful effects on human and environmental health. But have no fear! On the market today are many wonderful “green” cleaning products that are planet- (and you-) friendly and can be found alongside their more conventional cousins in the cleaning aisle. These products are non-toxic, biodegradable, non-petroleum-based, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/04/10/making-your-own-cleaners-is-safe-and-inexpensive/

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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    According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/03/20/march-is-colorectal-cancer-awareness-month/

    Take the Diabetes Risk Test, No Needles Required!

    Are you at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes? The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual Diabetes Alert Day is Tuesday, March 27, promoting awareness of Type 2 Diabetes and challenging people to assess their risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.

    Who is at …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/03/20/take-the-diabetes-risk-test-no-needles-required/

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