Tag Archive: family nutrition and health

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/08/23/understanding-whole-grains/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/08/23/eat-to-thrive/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/11/summers-bounty/

Summer Canning Methods with Your Children

At this point in the summer, many parents are at a loss for what to do to keep their children engaged and “off the couch.” How about a focus on healthy eating and food preservation? If you have a backyard garden be sure to pick the fruits and vegetables at their peak readiness. If you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/08/summer-canning-methods-with-your-children/

WATERMELON – Red, Juicy, Sweet and Healthy…It is Oh So Good!

We tend to think of watermelon as a summer fruit and that is because in Florida, you can find watermelons growing from late spring through mid-summer. “Fresh From Florida” watermelons are available in stores and roadside markets from April through July. Time is running out this summer to have a fresh Florida watermelon, so be …

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Start Your Day with Whole Grains

Don’t let the heat of the summer months deter your path to a healthy diet. Stay focused and take small steps that can make a difference in your health. Breakfast is an important part of a healthy diet. Most of us struggle with what to have on hand that is quick, healthy and gets us …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/06/23/start-your-day-with-whole-grains/

Dairy Does A Body Good

There are no bones about it:  osteoporosis is no joke. Over time, this condition can lead to brittle bones that break easily and cause debilitating pain. Taking steps early to support bone health can go a long way toward decreasing the risk of developing osteoporosis later.

One excellent way to promote bone strength is through …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/05/18/dairy-does-a-body-good/

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

“Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” are grandparents who are caregivers for their grandchildren.  They have obtained temporary custody or have adopted because the grandchildren’s biological parents often are either incarcerated for crimes related to drugs and/or alcohol addictions or the parents are deceased due to their lifestyles and addictions.  The UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension Expanded Food …

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Mother’s Day Flowers, Stems, Roots, and Leaves

Want to show mom how much you really care about her? Try giving her a Mother’s Day flowers, stems, roots, and leaves arrangement. Okay, so these cleverly disguised vegetables are not the usual bouquet. But giving mom a collection of some super healthy vegetables lets her know her health is important to you. And the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/04/27/mothers-day-flowers-stems-roots-and-leaves/

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