The cavalcade of holidays is upon us once more, along with its social and alimentary conventions.
If the idea of sorting through the sugary spoils of Halloween and preparing menus for Thanksgiving, December holiday parties, and New Year’s celebrations (on top of mitigating risk, coordinating schedules, cleaning house, setting up travel and lodging arrangements, and planning unforgettable events for loved ones) is already making you want to shut off all the lights and hibernate for at least the next few months, despair not. While you may not be able to take everything off your plate all at once, UF/IFAS has resources that may help during this iconically hectic season.
Interested in shaking up gift giving a little? There are posts on Blogs.IFAS that offer tips on having greener holidays.
Have burning questions about food, holiday finances, health, or nutrition? The UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department and the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences might have the answers you’re searching for.
Additionally, Ask IFAS has many publications that contain practical and timely information on healthy goal setting, food safety, eating well, and maintaining a healthy home.
You can never anticipate every figurative curveball that will come your way, especially during the holiday season. However, having access to resources that share expertise and aim to support quality of life will hopefully assist you in navigating a few of them.
For more information on family and consumer issues and stress management, remember to Ask IFAS.