Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Eating Healthy on the Go

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Too Busy to Eat Healthy? Nonsense! The key to eating healthy on the go is planning ahead. With proper planning, it is easy to incorporate healthy food… Read More

Prepping Pets for an Emergency

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Create an Emergency Pet Supply Kit There are still three months left in hurricane season, and now that Hurricane Dorian has come and gone from Florida, it… Read More

Grade Your Kitchen’s Cleanliness

close-up of fresh carrots

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences If you are anything like me, kitchen cleanliness is very important. Everything is tidy and in its place, there is no expired food in the pantry or… Read More

Sunscreen Made Simple

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences The sun is already scorching here in Wakulla County and it is not even officially summer yet. It is a constant and relentless companion when we are… Read More

Six Common Falling Hazards in the Home

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As we get older, our risk of falling increases. In fact, falling once doubles the chances of falling again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of five falls causes serious injury such… Read More

Keeping Cast Iron as Good as New

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of my absolute favorite kitchen tools is my cast iron skillet. Actually, I have three cast iron skillets of different sizes, one to fit every need…. Read More

A Brief History of Our Sweet Addiction

high fructose corn syrup

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences America’s Sweet Tooth It sounds a bit morbid, but a corpse’s teeth can say a lot about their life, including what they ate and the state of… Read More

Build Your Financial First Aid Kit

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Back in April, I wrote about the importance of keeping personal papers and financial documents secure. I would like to revisit that topic, with particular emphasis on… Read More

Helping Kids Learn to Love Vegetables

close-up of fresh carrots

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Photo credit: Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County, Family Consumer Sciences Kids and Vegetables Kids and vegetables have historically had a love-hate relationship. It is not clear… Read More