The Family and Consumer Sciences agents of the Southwest Florida District have a myriad of program expertise, and now they are coming together to share it in a free four-part virtual series. With Earth Day coming up, the agents tied in this ... READ MORE
With National Soup Day on February 4th, and with all of this cold weather we’re having, this is the perfect time to talk about soup. Have you had some recently? Maybe you had it more than once in the past month. And with so many varieties, ... READ MORE
Now that it’s December, we’re about to be surrounded by countless opportunities to eat unhealthy food. Cakes, brownies, cupcakes, and chocolates at events or given to you as gifts will be pervasive. Between office parties, friends’ parties, ... READ MORE
Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project?
For many families that have a child with certain food allergies, the scariest part about Halloween is making sure their child does not ingest candy with the allergen. Common allergens, such as nuts ... READ MORE
Did you know that guacamole has its own dedicated day in the US? It’s September 16th, which is also Mexico’s Independence Day (avocados are native to central Mexico and is believed to be created by Aztecs in the 16th century).
What are ... READ MORE
What’s the best kind of workout? Is it swimming? Running? Organized sports? There is no one-size-fits all answer because the best kind of workout is one that you will stick with.
Some people love the “me time” from a workout. They ... READ MORE
We are almost one year into living in a COVID world. How has your COVID year been? For many, it was filled with stress, anxiety, financial struggles, and possibly weight gain. A UF survey of 3000 recently published in The Gainesville Sun ... READ MORE
Most people like to save money when grocery shopping. A good way to save time and money is to plan meals for the week. Although time for some families may be limited, meal planning is an efficient way to have less shopping trips and food preps ... READ MORE
Usually when we eat, we think about taste and satisfying hunger pangs. Often we don’t think to eat for our activity level. But, they are directly related and one of the reasons for gradual weight gain.
Inactivity and obesity
About 71% ... READ MORE
Between the lack of time in the work day and the convenience of ordering prepared foods, some families may find that cooking at home is a challenge. With the ease of picking up or delivery of these foods on a regular basis, health can be affected ... READ MORE