Tag: nutrition

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 not that simple…. 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 Assistance Program (D-SNAP),… 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 is not clear… Read More

Master Gardeners Clean Up

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Garden Clean Up Now that we are starting to loose a few minutes of daylight each day, hopefully the heat of summer is soon to go as well.  We Master Gardeners cleaned up several rows of summer vegetables… Read More

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

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By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More

Dairy Does A Body Good

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy There are no bones about it:  osteoporosis is no joke. Over time, this condition can lead to brittle bones that break easily and cause debilitating pain. Taking steps early to support… 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

Pokeweed, Used In ‘Polk Salad,’ Is Poisonous

Common Pokeweed Common pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a perennial weed native of North American. It is frequently found in pastures, as well as fence-rows, row crop fields, and wooded areas. All parts of the plant contain saponins, oxalates,… 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