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


August 29, 2012

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Educational, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FDA Concerns, Food Safety, Health, Nutrition, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

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


August 28, 2012

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 infections. Even ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Extension, Family, Family And Consumer Sciences, Health, Health Risk, Shelley Swenson, Tattoo, Wakulla Extension

Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters


August 24, 2012

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 any food that may have come into ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster, Disaster Recovery, Emergencies, Emergency Management, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Food Safety, FYCS, General Information, Les Harrison, Natural Disaster, Safety, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension, Weather Emergencies

Eliminating Odors from Your Refrigerator


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent After your power has been restored, you will need to clean and deodorize your refrigerator. Here are some helpful tips on how to do this. Remove all drawers, racks and ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Cross-Contamination of Food


August 2, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent   I taught a program on dehydrating meat into beef jerky one morning this week at a summer day camp. I was surprised how many youth did not know the hazards of cross-contamination ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Cross-contamination, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Food, Food Safety, FYCS, Health, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Family Nutrition In Action


July 27, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent II Quench Your Thirst This Summer Is it hot outside? The heat may cause you to dehydrate before you even think to get a drink. You might feel tired, dizzy, or have dry mouth. ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Calories, Drinks, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Nutrition In Action, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Fat Free, FYCS, Health, Healthy, Juices, Low-fat, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension, Water

Green Tomatoes: Nutrition, Selection, Storage


July 26, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Did you know... Green tomatoes have most of the same health benefits as red tomatoes, with almost the same of beta-carotene. Fried green tomatoes are a Southern Standard, ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Diet, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, My Plate, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters


June 29, 2012

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 any food that may have come into ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Emergencies, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, FCS, Flood, Florida, Food Safety, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Rethink Your Drink


June 12, 2012

By Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/ Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension When it comes to weight loss, there’s no lack of diets promising fast results. There are low-carb diets, high-carb diets, ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Calories, Diet, Diet Soda, Drinks, Educational, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, FDA Concerns, My Plate, Nutrition, Read Nutrition Label, Shelley Swenson, Sugary Sodas, Wakulla, Water

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