Tag: Samantha Kennedy

Enjoy the Water Safely This Summer

dock in a pond

During the hot summer months, many people flock to the water for a little fun in the sun. Fortunately for us, Wakulla County is blessed with an abundance of water bodies which are popular recreation sites. However, the… Read More

Staying Safe Online

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy So much of our lives these days takes place on the internet. From watching movies to buying groceries to chatting with friends and family, we are online a lot, which is… Read More

Dairy Does A Body Good

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy There are no bones about it:  osteoporosis is no joke. Over time, this condition can lead to brittle bones that break easily and cause debilitating pain. Taking steps early to support… Read More

Preserve Food And Increase Shelf Life

Preserve

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wakullaco/files/2018/04/Preserving%20the%20harvest.m4a Springtime in north Florida means sunshine, blooms, and an abundance of fruits and vegetables from the garden.  Having a bumper crop is a good problem, but making sure all that… Read More

Make Saving a Lifelong Habit

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wakullaco/files/2018/04/Make%20saving%20a%20habit.m4a According to the Federal Reserve, most Americans do not have enough money saved to even cover a $400 emergency.  Many factors contribute to this lack of savings, such as low… Read More

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