In this Issue:
  • 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
  • 2016 Dine In Day
  • Gifts from the Kitchen Make the Holidays Special
  • Smart Holiday Packaging
  • Nutrition

    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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    2016 Dine In Day

    Many of us can agree, being around family can make simple things in life more special! Whether it’s time spent together during holidays, celebrating birthdays, or simply enjoying togetherness, family events can make life memorable. Why wait until special occasions to show your family that they matter? Dining together can make simple things feel special …

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    Gifts from the Kitchen Make the Holidays Special

    It is that time of year when we think about giving special gifts to the people in our lives that mean the most to us. Your list might include teachers, neighbors, friends and co-workers. Gifts don’t have to be expensive, it is the thought behind the gesture that means the most to your friends …

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    Smart Holiday Packaging

    During the holiday season nothing carries good cheer and holiday spirit across the miles like receiving a package full of homemade treats.

    If you go to the effort of preparing food gifts, you want to be sure the contents arrive in the condition they were sent in. The first step is to pack it …

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