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2020 Peanut Butter Challenge Begins October 1

Since the coronavirus disrupted normal routines with school and workplace closures in March, area food pantry efforts across the Big Bend have seen increased traffic. In Wakulla, addressing food insecurity and hunger is a community… Read More

High Blood Pressure: Get the Facts

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences In honor of American Heart Month, I wanted to share a few facts about high blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, nearly… Read More

Pumpkins are the Stars of Autumn

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Now that it is finally starting to feel like autumn here in north Florida, I have begun to see more and more fall-themed decorations…. Read More

Ancient Grains Explained

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences There are always a number of nutritional trends out there, with a new one emerging nearly every day. Some of the more recent trends… Read More

Eating Healthy on the Go

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Too Busy to Eat Healthy? Nonsense! The key to eating healthy on the go is planning ahead. With proper planning, it is easy to… Read More

High Fructose Corn Syrup: Saint or Sinner?

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences I was recently asked about whether high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was a “good” or “bad” ingredient. The simple answer is that it is… Read More

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

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United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service                                    Office of Emergency Management  Through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition… Read More

Helping Kids Learn to Love Vegetables

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Photo credit: Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County, Family Consumer Sciences Kids and Vegetables Kids and vegetables have historically had a love-hate relationship. It… Read More