Tag: family nutrition and health

Eat Local: Lettuce

Locally grown foods boost the local economy, introduce the community to agriculture, and protect natural resources. Plus, they are fresher than foods that travel many miles. Even though eating local isn’t always an option, Florida does offer a… Read More

Food Safety: Grilling

Grilling adds a fun element to picnics and tailgating. Follow these steps to make sure the meats you serve are safe to eat. Preparing Shopping At the grocery store, pick up meat and poultry last. To prevent cross-contamination,… Read More

Food Safety: Tips for College Students

From living on your own to studying for hours to cheering at football games with new friends, college is an experience unlike any other. Although this newfound independence is exciting, you may have to cook your own food—a… Read More

Eating Whole Grains

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Whole grain foods now fill the grocery store aisles—you can find them in chips, bread, rice, oatmeal, and cereals. While they are known for being healthier than refined grains, some people may feel hesitant to try them. Learn… Read More

Tailgating Food Safety

Tailgating is a popular weekend activity, especially during football season. Spending time with friends and family while eating good food is a fun way to share in team spirit before a game, but you do not want food… Read More

Keep It Clean: Toothbrushes

While toothbrushes are supposed to clean your teeth, they also need some cleaning themselves. In fact, your toothbrush could be covered in millions of bacteria—some are harmless but some are not like the flu, E. coli and fecal matter…. Read More