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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/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/05/18/grandparents-raising-grandchildren/

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/

National Grandparents Day 2017: September 10

For nearly 40 years, National Grandparents Day has been celebrated as an opportunity to express gratitude for all that grandparents do for families and communities.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau Profile, America Facts for Features, in 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/09/12/national-grandparents-day-2017-september-10/

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/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/05/30/super-summer-snacks/

Will You Be Dining In?

When I was a kid a million years ago, my family had dinners together. Most meal times were good.  I was where I was supposed to be and felt safe, important, and loved.  Other meals were not so great.  I specifically remember being forced to eat at least one lima bean for which much drama …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/10/30/will-you-be-dining-in/

Kids: After-School Snacking and Food Safety Tips

Are your kids famished when they get home from school? Kids often hit the kitchen right when they get home and begin the search for something to eat. After being at school all day, it’s inevitable they will bring a host of germs into the house (and into the kitchen). These germs, or microorganisms, can …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/08/24/kids-after-school-snacking-and-food-safety-tips-2/

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