In this Issue:
  • Physical Activity is for YOU, at Any Age!
  • Earth Day; an issue of sustainability!
  • Spring Showers? Use Whole Grain Flours
  • What’s Shaking…Too Much Salt
  • Roasting Seasonal Vegetables
  • Put Your Best Fork Forward
  • February is National Snack Food Month
  • Healthy Resolutions: The 5 Things You Should Avoid Eating in 2017
  • Oats…Grain of the Month – Let’s Eat More!
  • Satsuma Oranges, North Florida’s Cold Weather Fruit
  • Nutrition

    Physical Activity is for YOU, at Any Age!

    It’s no secret that exercise is good for you and can improve your life in so many ways.  The idea of exercise can be daunting for some people, especially if you’ve never done it on a regular basis.  You don’t have to go to the gym and lift weights or run a half …

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    Earth Day; an issue of sustainability!

     

    Earth Day: an issue of sustainability!

    Have you ever thought about Earth Day, you know, that one day a year that falls on April 22nd?

    Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, and sought to focus on the environment and how we can create healthy …

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    Spring Showers? Use Whole Grain Flours

    Wedding showers, baby showers, graduation parties – let’s face it, about half the celebration is based on the food that is served. Trays and plates of tasty morsels include a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and tastes. Why not include some healthy, whole grain options to join in on the fun?

    Whole grain foods …

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    What’s Shaking…Too Much Salt

    March 10 – 16, 2017 is National Salt Awareness Week. Salt is the main source of sodium in the American diet.  Sodium is a mineral only needed by the body in small amounts.  It is found in foods, mostly as sodium chloride.

    Sodium has an important role in maintaining good health, however, over-consumption of …

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    Roasting Seasonal Vegetables

    Looking for a colorful and fresh side dish? Then you should try roasting your vegetables! Roasted vegetables are quick, easy, and flavorful. When roasted, vegetables become brown and crisp on the outside, making their natural sugars caramelize. This caramelization process makes the vegetables sweet and full of flavor.  An added …

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    Put Your Best Fork Forward

    National Nutrition Month®  is a month-long nutrition education and information campaign that is put on by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” The idea behind the theme is that every bite counts and that taking small steps to change our eating habits can result …

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    February is National Snack Food Month

    February has been designated National Snack Month by the Snack Food Association of America, and the National Potato Promotion Board.

    As Americans, the one thing that we can all agree on is our love of snacks. Snack sales in the United States top $60 Billion annually. The snack foods that we tend …

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    Healthy Resolutions: The 5 Things You Should Avoid Eating in 2017

    It’s that time of year again – time to make resolutions designed to improve your life to become a happier, healthier, and wealthier person. Unfortunately, some resolutions are not realistic and set us up for failure from the start. A very small percentage of us manage to maintain these lofty resolutions.

    However, there are small …

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    Oats…Grain of the Month – Let’s Eat More!

    January’s grain of the month is OATS. Americans buy more oats at this time of year than in any other month – and January has long been celebrated as National Oatmeal Month.

    Oats at a Glance

    Samuel Johnson’s 1755 dictionary defined oats as “A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but …

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    Satsuma Oranges, North Florida’s Cold Weather Fruit

    It’s the fall season, and Satsumas are hitting the shelves at your local grocery store. Satsumas are a seedless variety of the mandarin orange, and are harvested during the fall and early winter. Satsumas are grown in the cool, sub-tropical areas of California, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Because of their thin skin, …

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