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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

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

High Fructose Corn Syrup: Saint or Sinner?

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences I was recently asked about whether high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was a “good” or “bad” ingredient. The simple answer is that it is not that simple…. Read More

Helping Kids Learn to Love Vegetables

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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

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

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By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More