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Category: Health & Nutrition

Finding Calm in a Confusing World

oak trees and pasture

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences We like to feel as if we are always in control of our lives, especially during a crisis.  Being in control provides us with feelings of confidence… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Eat Right, Bite by Bite

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite.” This theme was chosen to remind people of some of the basic nutrition… Read More

High Blood Pressure: Get the Facts

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences In honor of American Heart Month, I wanted to share a few facts about high blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 78 million people… Read More

Tea for Me, Please

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences For me, there is nothing better than a hot cup of tea on a chilly morning – or any morning, really.  The rich flavor and fragrant steam… Read More

Pumpkins are the Stars of Autumn

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Now that it is finally starting to feel like autumn here in north Florida, I have begun to see more and more fall-themed decorations. While the leaves… Read More

Ancient Grains Explained

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences There are always a number of nutritional trends out there, with a new one emerging nearly every day. Some of the more recent trends include the increased… Read More