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Tag: Families & Consumers

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 of us to… 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 to drink. Quiz… Read More

Family Nutrition in Action: Aug- Sept. 2014

  IN THIS ISSUE: ♦ Check out ChooseMyPlate.gov ♦ Now Serving: Breakfast! ♦ Breakfast Sandwiches ♦ The Corner Store: Herbs ♦ Recipe: Green Beans with Tomatoes and Basil

Safer Summer with Sunscreen

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 2 million American develop skin cancer every year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that melanoma incidents have increased by almost two percent each year since… Read More

Preserving Food: It is Not Like In Grandma’s Day

Shelley Swenson Franklin/Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent UF/IFAS Home canning has changed greatly in the 170 years since it was introduced as a way to preserve food. Grandma may have cooked her green beans and poured… Read More

Family Nutrition in Action: May- June 2014

  IN THIS ISSUE: ♦ Check out ChooseMyPlate.gov ♦ Spring Cleaning? Start with Your Kitchen! ♦ Keep it or Toss it ♦ The Corner Store: Black Beans ♦ Recipe: Black Bean Burrito

KIDS LOVE TO LEARN ABOUT FOODS

In cooperation with the afterschool program at the Shadeville Elementary school, a second cooking school series was held.  Through the leadership of Kim Ruiz, site director and Deb VanHorn, overall coordinator, ten young people (this time all girls)… Read More

Family Nutrition in Action: March/ April 2014 Issue

      IN THIS ISSUE: ♦ Check out ChooseMyPlate.gov ♦ Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right ♦ Add Flavor: Small Changes for a Big Difference ♦ The Corner Store: Oats ♦ Recipe: Oatmeal Pancakes

Family Nutrition in Action: Jan/ Feb 2014 Issue

  IN THIS ISSUE: ♦ Check out ChooseMyPlate.gov ♦ Make 2014 a Healthy Year with MyPlate ♦ New Year’s Resolution for the Whole Family ♦ The Corner Store: Brown Rice ♦ Recipe: Ham and Brown Rice Bowl