In this Issue:
  • Staying Healthy At Summer Camp
  • Milk…..What’s in it for you?
  • Summer’s Harvest Brings Healthy Benefits
  • Harvesting Your Garden: What To Do With All Those Radishes!
  • What in the World is a Watermelon Radish?
  • 8 Important Questions To Ask Your Mother on Mother’s Day
  • 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
  • Nutrition

    Staying Healthy At Summer Camp

    Staying Healthy At Summer Camp – 7 Keys to a Healthy Camp Counselor Experience

    It’s getting hot outside and that means summer camps are heating up! Being a camp counselor is a fun summer job and it’s a great way to learn leadership skills. As a camp counselor, it is your job to …

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    Milk…..What’s in it for you?

    June is National Dairy Month. National Dairy month was first celebrated in 1937 to encourage Americans to drink more milk.

    Milk and dairy products comprise a diverse group of foods from fluid milks, fermented milk products, and over 500 cheeses.

    Generations of American children have grown up hearing the same parental advice, “Drink your milk…..milk …

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    Summer’s Harvest Brings Healthy Benefits

    North Florida’s beautiful spring weather means we get to enjoy a variety of delicious, locally-grown fruits and veggies during the summer months.  Produce such as bell peppers, squash, tomatoes, greens, corn, cucumbers, okra, peas, eggplant, and a variety of melons are plentiful and fresh from late spring through early fall.

    The benefits of eating …

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    Harvesting Your Garden: What To Do With All Those Radishes!

    Radishes are an easy vegetable to grow in North Florida, and in the Spring, there is an abundance of radishes in our gardens. So, what do you do with all those radishes?

    Radishes are a fast growing vegetable that can grow from a seed to a plant in less than 30 days. Radishes are …

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    What in the World is a Watermelon Radish?

    The watermelon radish is a member of the mustard family, which includes arugula, broccoli, and turnips. It has an edible round white root with a green stem and leaves.  The inside flesh is rimmed in white with a dark pink circular pattern, resembling a watermelon, and is crisp and sweet, with a mild peppery taste.

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    8 Important Questions To Ask Your Mother on Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017, and it is a great time for us to celebrate our hard-working mothers. It is also a good time to talk to your mother about her health history. Knowing your mother’s health history may help improve your own health.

    According to the Centers for …

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    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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