In this Issue:
  • Dairy Does A Body Good
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Mother’s Day Flowers, Stems, Roots, and Leaves
  • Spring into Gardening
  • Grill It Up!
  • What’s Hot: Reducing Food Waste at Home
  • Sustainable Living
  • Freezing: Nature’s Pause Button – March is National Frozen Food Month
  • “The Scoop” for Coffee and Tea Lovers
  • Get Your (Healthy) Snack On!
  • Nutrition

    Dairy Does A Body Good

    There are no bones about it:  osteoporosis is no joke. Over time, this condition can lead to brittle bones that break easily and cause debilitating pain. Taking steps early to support bone health can go a long way toward decreasing the risk of developing osteoporosis later.

    One excellent way to promote bone strength is through …

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    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” are grandparents who are caregivers for their grandchildren.  They have obtained temporary custody or have adopted because the grandchildren’s biological parents often are either incarcerated for crimes related to drugs and/or alcohol addictions or the parents are deceased due to their lifestyles and addictions.  The UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension Expanded Food …

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    Mother’s Day Flowers, Stems, Roots, and Leaves

    Want to show mom how much you really care about her? Try giving her a Mother’s Day flowers, stems, roots, and leaves arrangement. Okay, so these cleverly disguised vegetables are not the usual bouquet. But giving mom a collection of some super healthy vegetables lets her know her health is important to you. And the …

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    Spring into Gardening

    Have you ever imagined planting a small garden and growing vegetables for your family? It may seem like a difficult and daunting project, but I assure you the benefits of growing your own vegetables far outweigh the reservations and roadblocks that may have previously stood in your way.  Among these benefits include increased physical activity, …

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    Grill It Up!

    Grill Out Safely This Summer

    Perhaps it’s the gentle climate with temperatures conducive to outdoor cooking for much of the year. Or it might be that an outdoor get-together with family, friends, and good food is a great way to celebrate the summer. Whatever the reasons, outdoor cookery is firmly established as a tradition in …

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    What’s Hot: Reducing Food Waste at Home

    A hot topic in kitchens and restaurants these days is food waste. Chefs, restaurant managers, and even consumers are looking for ways to save money and the environment by reducing the amount of food tossed in the trash.

    The United States Department of Agriculture estimates about 31% of food is lost at the retail and …

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    Sustainable Living

     

    Sustainability!

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the term sustainability has emerged because of significant concerns about the unintended social, environmental, and economic consequences of our world’s rapid growth.  Sustainability is based on the simple principle: Everything we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/03/02/sustainable-living/

    Freezing: Nature’s Pause Button – March is National Frozen Food Month

    Based on information provided by the American Frozen Food Institute, on average, 40% of all food in the United States goes uneaten and wasted, which is an annual loss of $165 million. Fresh fruit and vegetable waste makes up nearly one-third of this number. With these discouraging numbers and financial losses, how can the …

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    “The Scoop” for Coffee and Tea Lovers

    When there’s a chill in the air, nothing sounds better than a hot cup of coffee or tea. But what are the health benefits and risks of these popular beverages? The answer may be much easier to swallow than you think.

    Coffee
    Americans consume over 400 billion cups of coffee every year. The …

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    Get Your (Healthy) Snack On!

    Snacks are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet.  But not all snacks are created equal.  All too often, we reach for the salty, sugary, prepackaged snacks like chips, cookies, and other sweets because they’re convenient and easy to grab and go.  But be careful!  Even if the portion size is small, these types …

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