This is a good time of the year to evaluate ways to prevent heart disease with lifestyle and dietary changes. Extension programs and other UF/IFAS resources can help. We teach classes on topics such as Keeping the Pressure Down, Let’s Walk ... READ MORE
Portion sizes have changed noticeably over the years. They have gotten bigger and so have humans. Extra portions may lead to extra weight. It is hard to set limits when you eat without boundaries. Many people don’t know what a healthy portion ... READ MORE
The holidays can be a festive and beautiful time of year for many, but for others, it can be a very sad, nostalgic, and lonely time. The holiday season can bring about a range of different emotions. We are all different and experience our lives ... READ MORE
It’s National Pumpkin Day! This is the time of year to celebrate everything pumpkin and recognize this squash for its history and traditions. If pumpkins are part of your holiday celebrations, enjoy them in all forms, colors, uses, and flavors!
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Harvesting a Jackfruit is like giving birth!
For those of us who love fruit trees in our landscapes, probably nothing is more exciting than harvesting a Jackfruit. They are the most unusual looking trees you have ever seen. If you have ... READ MORE
Seafood is one of those foods people find delicious and a special treat when dining out. Many cultures have it as a mainstay of their meals. Seafood can be a nutritious part of a well-balanced and varied diet.
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This fruit tree is a superstar in Brazil.
In the plant world, there are some superstars. Sometimes it's because of their beauty, like roses and orchids. Sometimes it's due to their usefulness like corn and bamboo. Sometimes it's ... READ MORE
This is the 5th blog in this series.
So far, we have covered knowing the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness, sources of water, tips to drink more water, and ideas to beat the heat and stay safe. Next, I am going to cover some tips ... READ MORE
This is the 4th blog in this series.
Keeping cool is part of good health. We have seen dangerous rising temperatures here and in other countries, triggering conditions and outcomes we have not seen before. It is very important to consider ... READ MORE
This is the 3rd blog in this series.
Over the past 20 years, I have heard many program participants and clientele state that they don’t like to drink water, or they never drink water. This attitude always surprises me because water is so ... READ MORE