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National Wear Red Day This Friday!

February is American Heart Month! January’s presidential proclamation states, “cardiovascular disease — including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure — is responsible for one out of every three deaths. It is the No. 1 killer of American women and… Read More

What’s In Season Now?

Fresh From Florida! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! What better way to impress your sweetheart than with a home-cooked meal–using fresh Florida produce! Your February shopping list is here! Shelley Swenson is your local Extension Agent III… Read More

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 know what locally… 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 get older, 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 options; however, there… 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

Nutrition Program Encourages Healthy, Budget-Friendly Family Meals

Parents and guardians across America work hard everyday to put food in the mouths of their families.  We all have to make choices in the foods we eat and provide for our children.  This process of planning, shopping,… 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