In this Issue:
  • Nutty for Peanut Butter
  • How to Avoid Homework Hassles
  • Type-2 Diabetes: Are YOU at Risk?
  • “Slow” Down When You Get Home – Dinner is Done!
  • Is Credit Card Debt Costing You?
  • Wake Up to a Healthy Start
  • Chill Out in the Summer Heat
  • No Time to Cook!
  • Evaluate Your Need for Life Insurance
  • ~Summertime Fun for the Family~
  • July-September 2013

    Nutty for Peanut Butter

    Peanut butter is a versatile food which has soared beyond being jelly’s side kick on bread.  Peanut butter can be used as a snack, as part of a full meal, in baking, and yes, even in cooking.  It’s an economical source of protein and it is a wonderful food to pack on the go because …

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    How to Avoid Homework Hassles

    Some children dread the thought of doing homework.  They may leave an assignment for the last minute or refuse to do it all together.  Many parents handle this by trying to force their children to do their homework.   However, getting into a power struggle with your child is not effective.  By having …

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    Type-2 Diabetes: Are YOU at Risk?

    Chances are, most of us have a friend or family member who is diabetic.  Type-2 diabetes develops when the body is unable to use the hormone insulin properly, causing blood glucose to stay high after eating (hyperglycemia).  If left untreated, hyperglycemia can cause serious complications such as heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, kidney …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2013/09/11/type-2-diabetes-are-you-at-risk/

    “Slow” Down When You Get Home – Dinner is Done!

    Wouldn’t it be great to have dinner ready tonight when you walk in the door? Can you smell the aroma of the roast, potatoes, carrots, bell pepper, and onion as you open the front door of your home? Slow cookers make having dinner on busy days or after work quick and easy.

    There are various …

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    Is Credit Card Debt Costing You?

    Credit card debt is something that hangs over many Americans. According to the Federal Reserve, in April 2013, the average credit card debt equaled $3,364 per U.S. adult. This assumes that EVERY adult has a credit card and that those cards carry debt. Of course, not all adults own a credit card. Young …

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    Wake Up to a Healthy Start

    Waking up is hard enough to do, but it is especially difficult for people who are not “morning” people, who would like to avoid that time of day altogether, and who don’t generally want breakfast.  Nevertheless, the sun is still going to rise, people still have to get up, and breakfast still is the most …

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    Chill Out in the Summer Heat

    Brutal … Sizzling … Searing.  These words are often used to describe the summer heat in our Southern region of the U.S.  While staying cool in the summer heat is a matter of comfort for most of us, for many folks, excessive exposure to heat can be very dangerous.  Here are some easy-to-follow tips to …

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    No Time to Cook!

    Arriving home after work, the race against the clock begins.  I have only two hours to get dinner on the table and to get my family fed, bathed, and in bed.  But, what do I make for dinner?  I need something that is quick, easy, and my family will eat.

    Preparing healthy meals at home …

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    Evaluate Your Need for Life Insurance

    Life insurance is protection against the loss of income that would result if the insured passed away. According to Life Insurance and Market Research Association International (LIMRA), approximately 35 million households are uninsured and 50 million American have inadequate life insurance. September is national life insurance awareness month, but the time to start preparing is …

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    ~Summertime Fun for the Family~

     

    Can you believe it ~ we are half way through the summer season! Summertime isn’t a time to worry about the children being bored but it’s the time to enjoy some good quality time with family. Outdoor family fun can be done on any budget while helping everyone stay fit and healthy.

    First, …

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