Category: Work & Life

Cooking With Kids During the Holidays

With special treats and family gatherings, the perfect time to teach your child about cooking and nutrition is during the holidays!  Kids not only will get to try the new foods they prepare, but they also will get… Read More

Redeeming a seawall

seawall with reef balls in front at the UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station

Shoreline armoring Most Floridians already know about the loss and degradation of our coastal habitats. One of the major causes of coastal habitat loss is shoreline armoring. Shoreline armoring, or hardening, occurs when seawalls, bulkheads, and large rocks… Read More

Living Their Best Life….at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake

For generations children have spent their summers at sleep away camps, trying new activities, such as swimming, archery, rec dance, and outdoor skills.  For some, they may refer to these moments at camp as a time when they… Read More

Kids Escape to Spa Camp

Parents are learning to raise healthy kids in the 21st century, and it means more than just teaching them to eat their vegetables or look both ways before crossing the street.  The poor diets, technological obsessions, and stressors… Read More

Let’s Get Cooking

The culinary awakening of recent years is not leaving anyone behind.  It is well known that the TV culture of celebrity chefs and cooking related programming has awakened a surge of interest in cooking.  Kids are noticing what’s… Read More

The Best Way To Lose Weight & Keep It Off

We all wish there was some magic potion to lose weight and keep it off, but the only way to lose weight the healthy way, is to eat less and move more.  It’s no secret: People who lose… Read More

Spring Has Sprung! It’s Time To Get Active Again

Celebrate the warmer season by finding new and creative ways to get active outdoors. Tips For Adding Physical Activity at Home, Work, and Play Adding activity into your day is possible.  Choose activities that you enjoy.  Adults should… Read More

Differences in Organic, Natural, and Health Foods

For quite some time there has been an explosion of health food products on the market, specifically advertised as either organic foods or natural foods.  Most people don’t know that there is a major difference between organic, natural… Read More

Tips to Get Healthy in 2018 – Little Moves, Big Results

Being healthier doesn’t have to mean overhauling your entire lifestyle.  Sometimes all it takes is a few simple changes.  From eating more fruit and vegetables to taking daily walks, these quick-and-easy tweaks to your daily health regimen can… Read More

Citrus Freeze Damage: Symptoms and Recovery

Citrus trees are evergreen, never become fully dormant and cannot withstand temperatures as low as those tolerated by deciduous trees.  However, citrus trees can become preconditioned or acclimated to cool air temperatures that occur in late fall and… Read More