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Tag: Food and Nutrition

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

Healthy Cooking Classes Offered At The UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County

  Title: Healthy Cooking Series: Cooking with Herbs Date: September 7, 2017 Time: 6:00-8:00pm Location: UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Service Cost: $10.00 (cash or check) Description: Learn about a variety of herbs and how to use them to… Read More

Sit On The Porch And Shell Some Butter Beans

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There was a time in Wakulla County before air conditioning became commonly available, that families spent much of their summers outside. Children played in the yards and woods, and the adults… Read More

Spending Leaks Can Drain Your Budget

by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Spending leaks happen every day and they can be easy to overlook.  Over time, however, they add up to large amounts of overspending which lead to a broken budget.  Identifying spending… 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

Safe Handling of Food after a Hurricane or Related Disaster

  The follow is a summary of general recommendations to protect the safety of food and water in the event of a hurricane.  It is made available through the State Food Scientists and County Faculty who serve you… Read More

What’s In The Garden Now

Be sure to check out our monthly crop feature. This month’s feature is Eggplant. The summer temperatures have transformed the vegetable gardens of Wakulla County. The daily 90 degree plus thermometer readings and the typical summer humidity have… Read More

ASK SHELLEY: Blue Zones Study Group Forming

Before I begin with my chosen topic, I am sorry to report on the informationseeking meetings that I had scheduled with WastePro to discuss some of the gray areas and questions that have arisen concerning recy-cling in the… Read More

Blue Zones Discussion Group – August 2016

If you were unable to participate in the Blue Zones discussion earlier this year, take heart! There will be Blue Zones Discussion Group meeting in August at the Wakulla County Extension Office. There will be four sessions total,… Read More