Tag: diet

Panhandle Produce: Eating In Season

There are so many benefits to eating locally grown produce, from reducing the carbon footprint required to get food to your table, to supporting local, small-scale farmers. To maximize your locally-grown produce consumption, you need to know what… Read More

Summer Food Safety Tips

7 Super Summer Food Safety Tips from Fight BAC! Summer’s warm weather may be ideal for outdoor eating, but it also provides a perfect environment for harmful pathogens in food to multiply rapidly!  Fight BAC! ® and reduce… Read More

What’s In Season Now?

Summer Break is almost here! Beat the heat and keep the kids entertained with a melon carving party! Closely related to pumpkins, melons are fun and easy to carve. So, dust off the melon baller (or your pumpkin… Read More

What’s In Season Now?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Surprise your family tonight with a rainbow of fruits and vegetables! Spend time with your kids and celebrate by making broccoli or spinach shamrocks. There are all sorts of fun, creative, ideas you and… Read More

High Blood Pressure

February is American Heart Month Have you had your blood pressure taken lately? Research shows that about half of the adults that suffer hypertension have not been diagnosed. There are several risk factors for developing high blood pressure–learn… Read More

Tips for a Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day

Let’s dedicate this Valentine’s Day to our hearts! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but don’t forget–February is American Heart Month! Here are some fun ideas for keeping the holiday heart-healthy! Take your sweetheart to a park… Read More

National Wear Red Day This Friday!

February is American Heart Month! January’s presidential proclamation states, “cardiovascular disease — including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure — is responsible for one out of every three deaths. It is the No. 1 killer of American women and… Read More

What’s In Season Now?

Fresh From Florida! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! What better way to impress your sweetheart than with a home-cooked meal–using fresh Florida produce! Your February shopping list is here! Shelley Swenson is your local Extension Agent III… Read More

What’s In Season Now?

Fresh From Florida! 2015 has officially arrived, and what better way to start the new year than with fresh produce–from right here in Florida! Make sure to get your Fresh From Florida shopping list to know what locally… Read More