In this Issue:
  • Peanut Butter Challenge Champion
  • Selecting and Cooking the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey
  • Frozen Foods in the 21st Century
  • Don’t ‘Waist’ Your Heart Away
  • Pumpkins Have Arrived
  • What’s in Season Now?
  • Super Summer Snacks
  • Mind Your Milk
  • Breaking Bread: Feeding Family and Friends
  • April: What’s in Season Now?
  • Nutrition

    Peanut Butter Challenge Champion

    So you say you never win anything? Taking the Peanut Butter Challenge is a competition you’re guaranteed to win.

    You can help feed the hungry in Florida’s Panhandle this year by donating peanut butter during the annual Peanut Butter Challenge, coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension. Thanks to a partnership between UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Peanut …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/10/27/peanut-butter-challenge-champion/

    Selecting and Cooking the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

    Remove the lid or foil for the last 30 to 45 minutes of roasting time to get that gorgeous golden-brown color. Add thick veggies such as carrots, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts to the roasting pan for additional flavor.

    According to the National Turkey Federation, 88% of American families eat turkey on Thanksgiving. That’s over 46 million turkeys! Served as the main dish, it is complemented by a variety of sweet and savory side dishes, many of which are family traditions made from recipes passed down through the generations.

    Why do we eat turkey …

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    Frozen Foods in the 21st Century

    With the mention of a frozen dinner, do you feel nostalgic and think of the options from when you were a child? When was the last time you perused the frozen food section of the grocery store? The freezer aisle now contains over 3,700 different food options, according to the

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/03/01/frozen-foods-in-the-21st-century/

    Don’t ‘Waist’ Your Heart Away

    Knowing your waist circumference is a simple way to determine if you are at risk for heart disease. A waist circumference larger than 40 inches for men or 35 inches for women deems a person overweight per National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines.

    It is commonly known that being overweight is …

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    Pumpkins Have Arrived

    Even though the weather is still warm, fall is right around the corner. Walk into any local grocery store and pumpkins are starting to show up. Pumpkins are a staple for the beginning of the fall season. Locally, you will see many varieties called pie or sugar pumpkins as well as carving pumpkins.

    The …

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    What’s in Season Now?

     

    What’s in season now?  Although summer doesn’t officially start for a few more weeks farmers have been busy producing seasonal, summer fruits and vegetables.  The seasonal vegetable guide for North Florida Produce has an abundance!  Not only are basil and beans plentiful, so are blackberries, blueberries and mulberries, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, melons, okra, …

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    Super Summer Snacks

     

    It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here and the kids are out of school! Often times, when kids (and parents too) get away from their normal routine, poor eating and snacking habits creep in. It’s important for kids (and parents) to have a variety of go-to snacks that are tasty, healthy, …

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    Mind Your Milk

    “Milk and milk products provide a wealth of nutrition benefits.  But raw milk can harbor dangerous microorganisms that can pose serious health risks to you and your family.  According to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 1993 and 2006, more than 1,500 people in the United States became …

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    Breaking Bread: Feeding Family and Friends

    “Breaking bread”, or eating a meal with others, is a deeply personal way to foster a sense of belonging. Food is a social glue; it brings us together for conversation, a time to catch up, a chance to connect with loved ones, and it fills our bellies as well.

    If you wish to “break bread” …

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    April: What’s in Season Now?

    Can you believe Florida fresh fruits and veggies are supplied to 160 countries around the globe!  Particularly abundant right now are the vegetables commonly referred to as cruciferous vegetables.   (However, many scientists are starting to favor the term brassica vegetables over cruciferous vegetables)  These nutritious veggies are ones that you will want to eat on …

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