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Water Safety is Key to a Fun-Filled Summer at the Pool

Summer is here!  As the long, hot days of summer move forward there are many things to consider when it comes to children and water safety. Each summer we hear of tragic incidents of children drowning in pools, spas, and other bodies of water.  These tragedies may be avoided by following a few simple tips …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/06/23/water-safety-is-key-to-a-fun-filled-summer-at-the-pool/

Ghoulishly Good Practices for Halloween

From candy to pumpkins to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and adults alike. However, it can pose dangers. To help make this year’s trick-or-treat a safe and fun time, follow these simple safety tips compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

CREATIVE COSTUMES:
Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/10/16/ghoulishly-good-practices-for-halloween/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/08/05/keep-an-eye-on-your-eye-health-august-is-national-eye-exam-month/

Mother’s Day: Time to Reflect and Celebrate

This will be my sixth Mother’s Day, so I am not an experienced mother by any stretch of the imagination. As a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, I am fortunate to have plenty of coursework and some practical experience in working with children– but real life is different. Here are a few of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/05/05/mothers-day-time-to-reflect-and-celebrate/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/25/gifts-from-the-kitchen-make-the-holidays-special/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/25/smart-holiday-packaging/

A “Green” Holiday

The holiday season will soon be upon us. A “Green“ Holiday focuses on finding ways to reduce consumption by using renewable resources and reusing or repurposing objects. Practicing these principles can fit in line with holiday celebrations, making it a time of sustaining traditions as well as helping the environment. Here are some fun ideas …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/11/25/a-green-holiday/

Thankful for Jane

November in the Panhandle of Florida. Time for pumpkins, cooler weather, hay rides, football games, harvesting cotton and peanuts, and of course, Thanksgiving.  It’s also time for the annual Peanut Butter Challenge!  We gather peanut butter to give to those who could use a little help feeding their families.  Why peanut butter?  It is the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/10/28/thankful-for-jane/

Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you know which nutritious foods they are eating. Here are some budget-friendly, creative ideas to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime.

Make a “Smarter” Sandwich:

While some kids prefer the same thing every day, others may be okay with a slight switch to their sandwich.

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/08/29/packing-a-healthy-school-lunch/

Spring into Action: Time to Get Moving

Spring has Sprung

Still trying to get past those winter blues? Get outside, enjoy the Spring weather, and do something active! Regardless of age or fitness level it is important to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine.

Some people might say they cannot be active due to lack of time however, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/04/14/spring-into-action-time-to-get-moving/

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