In this Issue:
  • Ghoulishly Good Practices for Halloween
  • Are YOUR Hands Clean?
  • Spice Things Up with Alternative Seasonings
  • The After-school Snack Attack: Strategies for Busy Moms
  • Seven Tips for a Healthy School Lunch
  • August 8 : Sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch day!
  • Let’s Talk Tomatoes
  • Keep an Eye on Your Eye Health – August is National Eye Exam Month
  • The Wonders of Watermelon
  • Food Safety Tips for the Perfect Summer Picnic
  • Nutrition

    Ghoulishly Good Practices for Halloween

    From candy to pumpkins to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and adults alike. However, it can pose dangers. To help make this year’s trick-or-treat a safe and fun time, follow these simple safety tips compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    CREATIVE COSTUMES:
    Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. …

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    Are YOUR Hands Clean?

    It’s something we all hopefully learned as children and carry with us now into adulthood: washing our hands often and properly. But I’m sorry to say that we’ve probably all witnessed numerous instances of people leaving the restroom, coughing or sneezing, touching their cell phones or any number of other filthy surfaces, and then …

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    Spice Things Up with Alternative Seasonings

    With today’s continued focus on healthy eating and the dangers of high blood pressure, seasoning and cooking with salt has decreased.  Alternative seasonings such as herbs and spices are excellent additions to any dish without the dreaded sodium.  Herbs and spices are easy to use and can add a variety of delicious flavor combinations …

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    The After-school Snack Attack: Strategies for Busy Moms

    With kids back in school, moms face a set of challenges that somehow seem new every year. One of those challenges is what to feed kiddos who race in the door hungry after a long day in the classroom. As a savvy mom, you know that snacks can help your kids …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/08/18/the-after-school-snack-attack-strategies-for-busy-moms/

    Seven Tips for a Healthy School Lunch

    Now that school is back in session, are your struggling to find healthy and safe lunches to pack?  Do you cringe with every peanut butter and jelly sandwich you make?  If you are like me, finding healthy lunch time meals that are packed with nutrition, offer some variety, and won’t end up in the trash …

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    August 8 : Sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch day!

    Can you believe it is that time of year already to sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch! Honestly, it is a day to celebrate. And celebrate we should! It is the lucky neighbor who profits from the gardeners abundant harvest. Nonetheless, what can one do with all that zucchini?

    The late, Julia Child …

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    Let’s Talk Tomatoes

    Tomatoes are abundant this time of year and you have many options to buy local and fresh. Tomatoes are one of the most popular home garden vegetable to grow and should now be providing the home gardener with fresh ripe bounty from now until summers end. Our local farmer’s markets are also selling tomatoes …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/08/05/lets-talk-tomatoes/

    Keep an Eye on Your Eye Health – August is National Eye Exam Month

    Most of us are willing to go to the doctor or the dentist, which are both part of taking care of our health. However, do you go to the eye doctor? If not, you definitely should add it to your healthy lifestyle regime. Eye exams at every age and stage of …

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    The Wonders of Watermelon

    Oh, watermelon.  How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.

    Watermelon is the perfect warm weather treat and a summer holiday essential.  It’s a sweet, light, and delicious snack and its versatility lends itself to a wide variety of beverages, salads, meals, and desserts.

    Watermelon is more than just water and sugar.  …

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    Food Safety Tips for the Perfect Summer Picnic

    There are few things more iconic during summer than a picnic.  There’s just something fresh and fun about sharing a meal in the park or at the beach with family and friends.  But just because you’re enjoying the warm, gentle breeze doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind.  By following a few …

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