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Category: Health & Nutrition

Family Nutrition in Action: Bonus Newsletter

Lose the Salt, but not the Flavor! Sodium Chloride, your common table salt, is needed by the body in small amounts. Most Americans, however, eat foods with more sodium than they need. High intakes of sodium… Read More

Just Take One Step

Brought to you by Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent     January is the start of a new year and a time when many people make New Year’s resolutions to be healthier. Small… Read More

Cholesterol

Brought to you by Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fat-like material in your blood. Your body makes its own cholesterol. When you eat foods that have lots… Read More

Family Nutrition In Action

Cooking With Kids Cooking with your children may seem like a recipe for disaster! Don’t worry! Your children can help you in the kitchen when you give them small tasks. Cooking is a great way… Read More

Food Safety Over The Holiday Season

Resist Temptation: Don’t Eat Raw Dough!   As gooey and delicious as it might look, eating raw cookie dough could make you very sick. When handling raw cookie dough, keep these safety tips in mind:

Holiday Season Food Safety

  Resist Temptation: Don’t Eat Raw Dough!   As gooey and delicious as it might look, eating raw cookie dough could make you very sick. When handling raw cookie dough, keep these safety tips in… Read More

Food Preservation Workshop Offered

David Moody, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Director and Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County FCS Extension Agent will be covering the basics of food preservation through pressure canning and dehydrating on November 8th at 6:30 p.m…. Read More

UF/IFAS Specialist Weigh In On Lean, Finely-Textured Beef (Pink Slime)

Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/ Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Meat Science Specialists felt that they should respond to the controversial Pink Slim issue that surfaced several months ago on… Read More

Tempted to Get A Tattoo? Learn How to Reduce Your Risk of Infection

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent II Tempted to get a tattoo? Learn how to reduce your risk of infection Tempted to get a tattoo? Contaminated tattoo ink can cause potentially serious… Read More

Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent A Consumers Guide to Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters HOW TO DETERMINE WHAT FOOD TO KEEP OR DISCARD • Do not eat… Read More