In this Issue:
  • Get Hooked on Seafood
  • Wasting Food is SO Outdated
  • Understanding Whole Grains
  • Eat to Thrive
  • What is an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker?
  • 4-H Sewing Camp
  • Stand Up for Your Health
  • Preparing Your Emergency Water Supply
  • Summer’s Bounty
  • Don’t Let A Tick Ruin Your Summer!
  • July-September 2018

    Get Hooked on Seafood

    Fish and shellfish are easy to prepare and swimming with nutritive value. Fish and shellfish have become an even more important part of the diet as people turn to more healthful eating.  People are choosing fish and shellfish more frequently for several reasons.  It is economical, versatile, high in nutritive value, quick and easy to …

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    Wasting Food is SO Outdated

    If your family is like most, grocery shopping is a dreaded weekly task.  Typical shoppers usually have an idea of what they plan to purchase based on a previously made shopping list.  Even then, it’s easy to go astray with impulse purchasing, bargain prices, and buy-one-get-one free opportunities that simply can’t be passed up!  Before …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/08/24/wasting-food-is-so-outdated/

    Understanding Whole Grains

    Many Americans are more aware of whole grain food consumption as part of a healthy meal plan. In fact, the International Food Information Council’s 2015 survey found that 67% of those surveyed reported reading product labels for whole grains when shopping for packaged foods.

    So, what is a whole grain? A whole …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/08/23/understanding-whole-grains/

    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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    What is an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker?

    An Instant Pot Pressure Cooker is a small electronic multi-cooker appliance that can function as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer, and more. It is often referred to as an Instant Pot.  It is currently the hottest trend in home cooking.

    An Instant Pot Cooker can prepare just about any type of food …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/30/what-is-an-instant-pot-pressure-cooker/

    4-H Sewing Camp

    Have you ever read the book Something from Nothing, by Phoebe Gilman?  It is a wonderful story, with a sewing theme, of sewing/creating something beautiful over and over again.   My fervent hope is that the 4-H sewing camp participants feel the same way about all of their creations generated during sewing camp!

    Recently, the Tallahassee …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/26/4-h-sewing-camp/

    Stand Up for Your Health

    Have you ever thought about how many hours a day you spend sitting?  Sitting at your desk, sitting in front of a computer, sitting watching television, sitting in the car, sitting, sitting, sitting.  On average, Americans sit approximately 13 hours a day and sleep 8 hours adding up to a whopping 21 hours of inactivity.  …

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    Preparing Your Emergency Water Supply

    Gallon jug of water.

    Hurricane season is in full swing and will last through November 30. If you have not prepared your emergency supply kit, now is the time, BEFORE a hurricane is imminent.

    The most important item in your emergency supply kit is clean drinking water. Clean water is essential for drinking, cooking, and basic personal hygiene during …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/25/preparing-your-emergency-water-supply/

    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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