Category: Health & Nutrition

Teens and Sleep

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/ Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Keeping up with the daily schedule of a teenager can be exhausting. However, they are often the ones who are truly… Read More

Family Nutrition In Action – June 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/ Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Do you know if you get enough calcium from the foods you eat? Calcium is one of the most important  nutrients that… Read More

Pink Slime: University of Florida’s Dr. Carr Responds

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Family and Consumer Sciences, Agent II There has been so much publicity lately about pink slime and its use by manufacturers in hamburger. Dr. Chad Carr, Assistant Professor in Animal Science… Read More

Pink Slime: University of Florida’s Dr. Carr Responds

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Family and Consumer Sciences, Agent II   There has been so much publicity lately about pink slime and its use by manufacturers in hamburger.  Dr. Chad Carr, Assistant Professor in Animal… Read More

Family Nutrition in Action

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences Agent UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension It is our pleasure to share the latest issue of Family Nutrition in Action. This month, quick preparation of vegetables and 3-step meals are highlighted. There is… Read More

Re-think Your Drink

By Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension With the coming of Spring, people naturally drink more beverages to accommodate for the heat. Many sweet beverages are little more than a… Read More

Grapefruit Juice and Medicine May Not Mix

Courtesty of Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Grapefruit juice can be part of a healthful diet—most of the time. It has vitamin C and potassium—substances your body needs to work properly. But it isn’t good for you when… Read More

Dietary Guidelines 2010 Continued: Foods to Increase in Your Diet

Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/ Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Please welcome my guest contributor, Ms. Jennifer Murphy who is interning in our office through the Department of Agriculture.  She brings a rich… Read More

Worst Diet Schemes of 2011

Courtesty of Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/ Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension “Weight loss schemes are more lucrative and offensive than ever,” said Francie M. Berg, a licensed nutritionist and adjunct professor at… Read More

Eating Habits of Low-Income Families

Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/ Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Last year I received a grant to offer training to child care providers on ways to encourage children to eat more nutritious foods. … Read More