Category: Work & Life

Shop Local for a Healthier Environment

Farmers markets are a good way to shop local

This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Go Further with Food.” One of the main components of this is “shop local.” Why? Because by shopping and buying local, you are not only supporting small businesses and small farmers,… Read More

Proper Food Storage is a Food Safety Must

wrapping food loosely in aluminum is not a proper food storage practice

One of the key messages during this year’s National Nutrition Month “Go Further with Food” theme involves proper food storage. So much food is wasted each year because it is not stored and handled properly, resulting in spoilage…. Read More

Show Those Leftovers Some Love


by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Go Further with Food.” This has many meanings, but one of the most obvious is making food last longer. Last month… Read More

Prepare Meals in Advance to Save Time and Calories

March is National Nutrition Month.  This week’s nutrition tip: PREPARING MEALS & SNACKS IN ADVANCE. So many of us are busy with family, work, and school, we often forget to plan our meals and end up grabbing something… Read More

UPCOMING CLASS: Healthy Soups & Stews

Looking for a few fresh and simple ideas for family meals? Want to try new ways to use your summer harvest? This hands-on workshop will teach you how to create easy and delicious soups and stews you and… Read More

Meal Kits Offer a Convenient Way to Cook Fresh at Home

by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County As a single person, I often find it challenging to cook fresh and interesting meals for myself. Sometimes I work long days, and after my nearly hour-long commute home, the last… Read More

Household Items Needed for Camp Timpoochee

Help Wakulla 4-H prepare for Sleep Away Camp Summer 2018 at Timpoochee! Camp Timpoochee needs the following items this year: • Shower curtains (prefer material) will take both material and plastic. • White wash cloths and hand towels… Read More

Free Tax Prep Assistance Available

Photo of sample free tax prep forms

Tax season has officially begun, and the UF/IFAS Extension Service is offering free tax prep assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program beginning this month in Wakulla and Franklin Counties. There are five tax preparation days… Read More

Get Your (Healthy) Snack On!

Snacks are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet.  But not all snacks are created equal.  All too often, we reach for the salty, sugary, prepackaged snacks like chips, cookies, and other sweets because they’re convenient and… Read More