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Category: Health & Nutrition

Weekend Backpack Program……Feeding One Child at a Time

When students leave school for the weekend, the last thing they should have to worry about is how they are going to get their next meal.  Thanks to Taylor County’s Weekend Backpack Program, weekends are worry free for… Read More

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!

Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent news headlines report another emergence… Read More

To Keto or Not to Keto…That Is the Question

You may have come across the term “keto” lately in conversation, or seen it on food packaging, recipes, and across social media. Pictures of fatty foods like bacon, cheese, and even butter in coffee. As with most topics… Read More

Cooking With Kids During the Holidays

With special treats and family gatherings, the perfect time to teach your child about cooking and nutrition is during the holidays!  Kids not only will get to try the new foods they prepare, but they also will get… Read More

Let’s Get Cooking

The culinary awakening of recent years is not leaving anyone behind.  It is well known that the TV culture of celebrity chefs and cooking related programming has awakened a surge of interest in cooking.  Kids are noticing what’s… Read More

The Best Way To Lose Weight & Keep It Off

We all wish there was some magic potion to lose weight and keep it off, but the only way to lose weight the healthy way, is to eat less and move more.  It’s no secret: People who lose… Read More

Spring Has Sprung! It’s Time To Get Active Again

Celebrate the warmer season by finding new and creative ways to get active outdoors. Tips For Adding Physical Activity at Home, Work, and Play Adding activity into your day is possible.  Choose activities that you enjoy.  Adults should… Read More

Differences in Organic, Natural, and Health Foods

For quite some time there has been an explosion of health food products on the market, specifically advertised as either organic foods or natural foods.  Most people don’t know that there is a major difference between organic, natural… Read More