Tag: Family and Consumer Sciences

Homemade Cleaners are Safe and Inexpensive

Ever thought about making your own homemade cleaners?  You should!  Many of today’s commercial cleaners are petroleum-based, which may have harmful effects on human  and environmental health. But have no fear! On the market today are many wonderful… Read More

UPCOMING CLASS: Slow & Easy – Secrets to Great Slow-Cooked Favorites

healthy soup

Did you know you can make bread, cake, and even beverages is your slow cooker?  It’s for more than just pot roast and chili.  Learn tips and tricks for making the most of your slow cooker. DATE: April 9,… Read More

Shop Local for a Healthier Environment

Farmers markets are a good way to shop local

This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Go Further with Food.” One of the main components of this is “shop local.” Why? Because by shopping and buying local, you are not only supporting small businesses and small farmers,… Read More

Proper Food Storage is a Food Safety Must

wrapping food loosely in aluminum is not a proper food storage practice

One of the key messages during this year’s National Nutrition Month “Go Further with Food” theme involves proper food storage. So much food is wasted each year because it is not stored and handled properly, resulting in spoilage…. Read More

Show Those Leftovers Some Love

Leftovers

by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Go Further with Food.” This has many meanings, but one of the most obvious is making food last longer. Last month… Read More

Prepare Meals in Advance to Save Time and Calories

March is National Nutrition Month.  This week’s nutrition tip: PREPARING MEALS & SNACKS IN ADVANCE. So many of us are busy with family, work, and school, we often forget to plan our meals and end up grabbing something… Read More

UPCOMING CLASS: Healthy Soups & Stews

Looking for a few fresh and simple ideas for family meals? Want to try new ways to use your summer harvest? This hands-on workshop will teach you how to create easy and delicious soups and stews you and… Read More

Tips for Avoiding Scams and Fraud

Woman holding credit card and bill

Each year in the United States, Americans lose billions of dollars to scams and fraud.  Unfortunately, much of this total belongs to people over 60 years of age. Older Americans are the most targeted group for scammers. They… Read More

Decoding Dates On Food Packages

By Samantha Kennedy UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Ever wonder what all those codes and dates on food packages mean?  Different dates are put on different types of food products and it can be very confusing for consumers.  Some… Read More