Have you ever experienced just feeling “off” or not quite right? Ever said, “I’m fine - really, I'll be okay”, "I don’t have time to feel bad” or “I just don't have time to go to the doctor." Sometimes we get so busy in life, ... READ MORE
The holidays can bring tons of joy and cheer with friends and family. It can also bring a lot of high calorie and high fat, holiday foods, drinks, and treats that can derail us from our healthy lifestyle. Now is the time to decide where you’d ... READ MORE
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. My hope is that you will take a few minutes to read further to have a better understanding of the disease. I’ll also share about the “heart-head connection” and a list of resources that ... READ MORE
What is a Plant-Based Diet?
A plant-based diet consists of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and healthy oils. Plant-based eating, also known as “plant-rich dietary patterns” or eating “plant forward” is “a style of ... READ MORE
When you hear the word "Fall"….What is the first color that comes to mind? What food?
“Orange and pumpkins?” “Red and apples? Think of all fruits and vegetables orange and red - apples, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, acorn and butternut ... READ MORE
Time to Celebrate!
As we move towards Memorial Day weekend, many of us may have plans to spend it outdoors grilling, enjoying the beach or lake, picnicking with friends, and remembering those special people in our lives who have passed while ... READ MORE
In 2007, the Florida Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) dedicated a cookbook in memory of a four-decade state FCS specialist and extension agent, Professor Mary Harrison. Professor Harrison was a tireless advocate for ... READ MORE
The state of Florida has a total of 1,350 miles of coastline! Good for those who like to consume fish as part of their healthy diet. Why is fish so healthy? Fish is a high quality protein that is low in fat. It is rich in omega-3 fatty ... READ MORE
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Fresh From Florida has delicious recipes for the food connoisseur. I have distributed their recipe books at events and programming throughout the years. The delicious recipes feature agricultural ... READ MORE
Friends, staff members and family are pickin their own blueberries and bringing home pounds of the delicious bluish, deep purple fruit. The color is not only rich looking but the natural pigment contains the potent anthocyanins. Anthocyanins ... READ MORE