In this Issue:
  • 10,000 Pounds of Peanut Butter
  • A is for Apple
  • Making Veggies More Kid-Friendly
  • Get Hooked on Seafood
  • Understanding Whole Grains
  • Eat to Thrive
  • What is an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker?
  • Summer’s Bounty
  • Mushrooms Are Popping Up All Over!
  • America LOVES Ice Cream! Help Celebrate National Ice Cream Month
  • Nutrition

    10,000 Pounds of Peanut Butter

     

     

    What would you do with 10,000 pounds of Peanut Butter? How about change the lives of hungry families.

    What’s It All About?

    The annual Peanut Butter Challenge has begun for 2018. Unopened jars of peanut butter are collected throughout the Florida Panhandle. We do this until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving at area Peanut …

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    A is for Apple

    October is National Apple Month. “A” is for Apple.  We have all heard this childhood saying as well as other apple idioms.

    The Fall season has arrived and along with cooler weather, shorter days, and autumn leaves comes the bounty of Fall………apples.

    In Autumn, apples fill farmers market and grocery store bins with seasonal shades of …

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    Making Veggies More Kid-Friendly

    Kids and vegetables have an historically love-hate relationship. It is not clear why this came to be, but it is clear that many kids claim to dislike vegetables even when they have not even tried them.

    There are many reasons children may not have tasted vegetables. Perhaps they are not provided in the home, either …

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    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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    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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    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/

    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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    Mushrooms Are Popping Up All Over!

    Here, there, and everywhere!

    With all the rain of late, there seems to be an interest in mycology.  You know, the fruiting body of fungi called mushrooms!  Edible mushrooms in particular.

    It is not unusual; our subtropical summer weather tends to make some fungi flourish!  Moreover, apparently, there is a bumper crop of fungi this …

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    America LOVES Ice Cream! Help Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

    In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday in July (July 15, 2018) as National Ice Cream Day! Essentially, the entire month of July is supposed to be celebrated with “appropriate ceremonies and activities” involving ice cream!  Ice cream is both nutritious and delicious – eaten in …

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