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What’s In Season Now?

Fresh From Florida! 2015 has officially arrived, and what better way to start the new year than with fresh produce–from right here in Florida! Make sure to get your Fresh From Florida shopping list to… Read More

Healthy Eating: Calcium

Shelley Swenson is your local Extension Agent III UF/IFAS Wakulla, Consumer Sciences Agent Calcium is a major mineral found in your bones and teeth.  Often, we do not get enough in our diet.  As we… Read More

Quinoa – A Gluten-Free Superfood!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate nutrition guide recommends that Americans consume half of their grains from whole grain foods.  Most people tend to think of whole grain bread, pasta, or oatmeal when considering their… Read More

Sports Drinks….who needs them?

Who needs to drink sports drinks? Who are they intended for? Have we been influenced by the media to think we need them when they really aren’t necessary? Staying well hydrated during exercise allows each… Read More

Are you at Risk for Dehydration?

Older adults are often at an increased risk for dehydration for many reasons such as taking certain medications, not feeling the urge to drink as often, or having a physical condition that makes it difficult… Read More

Sun Protection for Your Children

By Suzanna Smith My children were all born during the summer months, and as we gradually spent more and more time outside, I wondered how best to protect them from the hot summer sun. Like… Read More

100 Ways To Conserve: Tip 16

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent Tip # 16 If your shower fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the showerhead with a water-efficient model.       Source… Read More

100 Ways To Conserve: Tip 15

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent Tip # 15 Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalk and save water every time.       Source —… Read More

100 Ways To Conserve: Tip 14

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent Tip # 14 Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants retains moisture and saves water, time and money.       Source — http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve