Tag: Family and Consumer Sciences

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

Hurricane Irma

Need some help getting prepared for what may be a major hurricane and its aftermath? The UF/IFAS Extension publication DISASTERS: PREPARATION & RECOVERY is available free at the UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County location at 84 Cedar Avenue in… 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