Category: Health & Nutrition

Have You Been Diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome?

Approximately 47 million adult Americans have metabolic syndrome. It is a serious health condition characterized as a group of risk factors that can increase your chance of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.  It… Read More

Have You Measured Your Waist Lately? You Could Have Abdominal Obesity …

What Does Waist Measurement Have To Do With Your Health? Waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) are two screening measurements used to assess body weight as it relates to disease risk.  Excess body fat increases risk of… Read More

What’s the Connection between Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene?

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for normal vision, especially in the dark.  It is also important for immune function, reproduction and cell growth for proper development and maintenance of our skin and internal organs. There are… Read More

Keep Your Eye on Potatoes

Potatoes are one of America’s most popular vegetables.  Whether baked, boiled, microwaved, steamed or fried, they are a favorite complement to most any meal.  They are delicious and nutrient-dense, containing essential nutrients important for good health.  Potatoes are… Read More

Safety Tips for School Gardens

It’s that time of year again… School is in and many schools around the state have begun implementing school garden programs to promote healthy living in students’ and families’ lives. School garden programs are a great way for… Read More

Sharing Wisdom: Matters of Health and Wealth

Conversation in the Front Garden

Sharing Wisdom – A six-session Educational Series Days:    Fridays Dates:     Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 2018 Times:  9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Location: Oxford Community Center 4027 County Rd 106 Oxford, FL  34484 Topics: 10/5   –… Read More

They Are Healthy For a Reason

It’s no secret, fruits and vegetables provide many health benefits. Research has shown that people who consume a diet plentiful in fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy meal plan are likely to have reduced risk… Read More