Category: Health & Nutrition

Safer Summer with Sunscreen

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 2 million American develop skin cancer every year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that melanoma incidents have increased by almost two percent each year since… Read More

5 Reasons to Buy Frozen Foods

Economical. Since frozen fruits and vegetables are not influenced by the influx of seasonal pricing due to harvest times and supply and demand; prices remain relatively constant. Watch for sales and stock up when the prices are hot! Convenient…. Read More

EFNEP Makes a Difference

If you are interested in learning more about the EFNEP program please call (850)926-3931 or email Sherry Balchuck at sbalchuck@ufl.edu | Shelley Swenson at sswenson@ufl.edu. Both ladies will gladly assist you with any questions or interests that you may have in the… Read More

EFNEP Makes a Difference

Hands-on Food Preparation and Nutrition Education for Limited Resource Families & Youth. EFNEP Makes a diffence in health and saves money in Wakulla… click here to view EFNEP’S impact in Wakulla County.

Preserving Food: It is Not Like In Grandma’s Day

Shelley Swenson Franklin/Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent UF/IFAS Home canning has changed greatly in the 170 years since it was introduced as a way to preserve food. Grandma may have cooked her green beans and poured… Read More

Family Nutrition in Action: May- June 2014

  IN THIS ISSUE: ♦ Check out ChooseMyPlate.gov ♦ Spring Cleaning? Start with Your Kitchen! ♦ Keep it or Toss it ♦ The Corner Store: Black Beans ♦ Recipe: Black Bean Burrito

KIDS LOVE TO LEARN ABOUT FOODS

In cooperation with the afterschool program at the Shadeville Elementary school, a second cooking school series was held.  Through the leadership of Kim Ruiz, site director and Deb VanHorn, overall coordinator, ten young people (this time all girls)… Read More

Family Nutrition in Action: March/ April 2014 Issue

      IN THIS ISSUE: ♦ Check out ChooseMyPlate.gov ♦ Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right ♦ Add Flavor: Small Changes for a Big Difference ♦ The Corner Store: Oats ♦ Recipe: Oatmeal Pancakes