In this Issue:
  • Make Home Safety a Year-Round Priority
  • I’m Home and I’m Starving!
  • Something Fishy
  • Energy Efficient Homes: Air Conditioning
  • Totally Tasty Tomatoes
  • Cool Off with a Cold Glass of Milk
  • July-September 2012

    Make Home Safety a Year-Round Priority

    What you don’t know can hurt you.  “I didn’t know.”  In these words lies the story of countless deaths and injuries in countless homes.

    About one-half of the accidental deaths of children occur in the home— from falls, suffocation/choking, scalding, poisoning, and burning.  Elderly persons, likewise, are subject to greater dangers because of infirmities and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2012/10/24/make-home-safety-a-year-round-priority/

    I’m Home and I’m Starving!

    Those are familiar words for most of us with kids.  Though they are not really starving, most children do need a little afternoon boost when they come home from school.  It may have been hours since lunch and dinner won’t be ready for a while.  A healthy snack is usually just the right answer.

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2012/10/23/im-home-and-im-starving/

    Something Fishy

    This may sound like a fish story, but it’s true!  People are eating more fish and shellfish than ever before!  While seafood has always been popular in the South as a whole, no area is more graciously endowed with an abundance of fresh seafood products than the northern Gulf Coast.  The warm waters of the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2012/07/25/something-fishy/

    Energy Efficient Homes: Air Conditioning

    Energy Efficient Home: Air Conditioning

    Welcome to the Florida summer!!! Feeling the heat?  No pool to cool off in?  Running your air conditioner and then feeling blue when the bill arrives?  Let’s review some basics in energy-efficient use of your air conditioner.  Perhaps you and your family could make some small changes that could result in money being saved.Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2012/07/23/energy-efficient-homes-air-conditioning/

    Totally Tasty Tomatoes

    Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable in backyard gardens.  With each plant capable of producing 8-10 pounds of fruit or more, good gardeners may have more tomatoes than they can eat.  If you lack a green thumb, tomatoes are easy to find at farmers markets, roadside stands, and even grocery stores.

    Botanically, the tomato …

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    Cool Off with a Cold Glass of Milk

    A cold glass of milk on a hot summer day offers more than just cool refreshment. Who knew one eight-ounce glass of milk provides:

    • Calcium, vitamin D, and phosphorus for strong bones and teeth.
    • Riboflavin and vitamin B-12 for a healthy nervous system.
    • Niacin for normal enzyme functioning.
    • High-quality protein for lean muscle.
    • Potassium …

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