Tag: children

Railroad Vine Is Established On Tropical Beaches

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Until relatively recently, traveling any distance was an arduous and difficult process. The problems compounded if there was a large baggage load. Initially, there were two obvious options. A cart or… Read More

Spice Things Up With Alternative Seasonings

By Samantha Kennedy , UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County With today’s continued focus on healthy eating and the dangers of high blood pressure, seasoning and cooking with salt has decreased.  Alternative seasonings such as herbs and spices are excellent additions… Read More

Pack A Healthy School Lunch

By Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Studies have shown children who receive proper nutrition perform better in school.  When it comes to packing school lunches, the possibilities are endless.  However, not all possibilities are created equal. The… Read More

Wakulla Family Nutrition Program Promotes Nutrition at Local Schools

    Through the efforts of Sherry Balchuck, Wakulla Family Nutrition Program (FNP) Assistant and Tiffany Torres, NW District FNP Farm to School Coordinator, Medart Elementary now has raised bed and hydroponic gardens.  Sherry offers a six week… Read More

Summer Opportunities for Local Youth TBA

  By Rachel Pienta Extension Agent II UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension What is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Service offering the youth this summer? The reputation of our 4-H program and of our camping opportunities is outstanding. Our… Read More

Limiting Screen Time

  Next week is Spring Break for many. It is tempting to allow children to spend more time in front of a screen. Experts recommend that children shouldn’t be allowed more than two hours of screen time a… Read More

January is Family Fit Lifestyle Month

By Shelley Swenson, Extension Agent III, Family and Consumer Sciences UF-IFAS Wakulla County Extension Research has found that inactive children are much more likely to be inactive adults than active children. In a longitudinal study examining physical activity… Read More

January is Family Fit Lifestyle Month

               Photo Credit: University of Missouri Extension   By Shelley Swenson, Extension Agent III, Family and Consumer Sciences UF-IFAS Wakulla County Extension Research has found that inactive children are much more likely to be inactive adults than active… Read More

Greens Love the Cool Temperatures of Fall

By Les Harrison and Shelley Swenson The cool days and cooler nights of December have removed home gardening from the minds of many residents in Wakulla County. Much of Florida’s commercial vegetable production has moved to warmer counties… Read More