In this Issue:
  • After the storm, recovery begins
  • 10,000 Pounds of Peanut Butter
  • A is for Apple
  • Making Veggies More Kid-Friendly
  • October-December 2018

    After the storm, recovery begins

    Downed trees after Hurricane Michael

    Hurricane Michael was a storm of historic proportions, slamming into the Florida Panhandle and wreaking havoc on millions of people across the Big Bend region. Now that the storm has passed, the recovery phase has begun. Damage assessment, debris removal, structural repairs, and food safety concerns are just a few aspects of storm recovery, as …

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    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/10/09/10000-pounds-of-peanut-butter/

    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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