Tag: Food and Nutrition

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

Smilax

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Perseverance is a respectable trait in any person. Unfortunately, it is less than pleasant when applied to a thorny vine, such as smilax. Its determined nature is why it thrives… Read More

Visit Our New Feature “Poultry Information: Feathered Facts”

Raising a small, backyard chicken flock has gained interest in recent years as many small-farm owners desire to produce their own high-quality food. In addition, having fresh eggs makes it even more desirable. Click here…..

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

What’s in the Garden Now – Broccoli

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Shelley Swenson, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent January and February’s cool to cold rainy weather hardly brings gardening to mind for most Wakulla County residents. The… 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

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

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

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

Healthy Eating: Calcium

Shelley Swenson is your local Extension Agent III UF/IFAS Wakulla, Consumer Sciences Agent Calcium is a major mineral found in your bones and teeth.  Often, we do not get enough in our diet.  As we get older, we… Read More