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The After-school Snack Attack: Strategies for Busy Moms

With kids back in school, moms face a set of challenges that somehow seem new every year. One of those challenges is what to feed kiddos who race in the door hungry after a long day in the classroom. As a savvy mom, you know that snacks can help your kids …

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Keep an Eye on Your Eye Health – August is National Eye Exam Month

Most of us are willing to go to the doctor or the dentist, which are both part of taking care of our health. However, do you go to the eye doctor? If not, you definitely should add it to your healthy lifestyle regime. Eye exams at every age and stage of …

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Water: Myth or Fact?

Summer has arrived!  During the summer months, especially along the Gulf Coast, it is hot and humid.  Keeping the body hydrated is important to maintaining good health.

As the temperature rises in the summer and the body loses more water through evaporation and perspiration, it makes good sense to increase your intake of fluids.  Keep …

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Milk…..What’s in it for you?

June is National Dairy Month. National Dairy month was first celebrated in 1937 to encourage Americans to drink more milk.

Milk and dairy products comprise a diverse group of foods from fluid milks, fermented milk products, and over 500 cheeses.

Generations of American children have grown up hearing the same parental advice, “Drink your milk…..milk …

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Summer’s Harvest Brings Healthy Benefits

North Florida’s beautiful spring weather means we get to enjoy a variety of delicious, locally-grown fruits and veggies during the summer months.  Produce such as bell peppers, squash, tomatoes, greens, corn, cucumbers, okra, peas, eggplant, and a variety of melons are plentiful and fresh from late spring through early fall.

The benefits of eating …

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Harvesting Your Garden: What To Do With All Those Radishes!

Radishes are an easy vegetable to grow in North Florida, and in the Spring, there is an abundance of radishes in our gardens. So, what do you do with all those radishes?

Radishes are a fast growing vegetable that can grow from a seed to a plant in less than 30 days. Radishes are …

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What in the World is a Watermelon Radish?

The watermelon radish is a member of the mustard family, which includes arugula, broccoli, and turnips. It has an edible round white root with a green stem and leaves.  The inside flesh is rimmed in white with a dark pink circular pattern, resembling a watermelon, and is crisp and sweet, with a mild peppery taste.

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8 Important Questions To Ask Your Mother on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017, and it is a great time for us to celebrate our hard-working mothers. It is also a good time to talk to your mother about her health history. Knowing your mother’s health history may help improve your own health.

According to the Centers for …

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Physical Activity is for YOU, at Any Age!

It’s no secret that exercise is good for you and can improve your life in so many ways.  The idea of exercise can be daunting for some people, especially if you’ve never done it on a regular basis.  You don’t have to go to the gym and lift weights or run a half …

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Spring Showers? Use Whole Grain Flours

Wedding showers, baby showers, graduation parties – let’s face it, about half the celebration is based on the food that is served. Trays and plates of tasty morsels include a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and tastes. Why not include some healthy, whole grain options to join in on the fun?

Whole grain foods …

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