Angela Hinkle, EFNEP Extension Agent

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Name: Angela Hinkle, EFNEP Extension Agent
Date registered: February 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Happy Mono/Polyunsaturated Fat Tuesday — February 28, 2017
  2. Peanut Butter and Socks — October 16, 2016
  3. Financial Fasting Finale — October 1, 2016
  4. September Sans Spending — September 7, 2016
  5. Starch Madness — March 10, 2016

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Happy Mono/Polyunsaturated Fat Tuesday

Fat makes our mouth happy and is necessary for good health.  While saturated fates (mostly from animals) tends to cause problems for our bodies, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are important to consume every day. Try these foods to get more monounsaturated foods every day. Nuts – try a variety.  Nuts have protein, fiber, and a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/02/28/happy-monopolyunsaturated-fat-tuesday/

Peanut Butter and Socks

It’s that time of year: going to Friday night football games, decorating with pumpkins, welcoming in some cooler weather, and harvesting our locally grown peanuts and cotton. This also means it’s time for the Peanut Butter Challenge. We collect jars of unopened peanut butter throughout the Northwest Panhandle of Florida through November 23rd. (Contact the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/10/16/peanut-butter-and-socks/

Financial Fasting Finale

I did it!  Or should I say, I didn’t do it!  Or more realistically, I almost didn’t do it!  What?  Spend money in the month of September.  Some of you may remember my wallet really needed a break, so I set a goal to spend no money in the month of September unless absolutely necessary. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/10/01/financial-fasting-finale/

September Sans Spending

The month of August has been a financially painful time for me. I blame this on the fact that my only child has just begun her first year at college. Lots (and I mean a whole lot) of spending happened in preparation for this auspicious endeavor. ouch – I began to question if I was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/09/07/september-sans-spending/

Starch Madness

Starchy foods are healthy – eat them! Starchy foods make you fat – don’t eat them! How do you score a healthy starch bracket with all this contradictory madness? For each round of your daily eating game, choose a variety of healthy starchy foods made up of whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. These starchy foods …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/03/10/starch-madness/

No Fear in the New Year

Most people don’t really have Lachanophobia – the fear of vegetables. Many folks just have an aversion to eating veggies. Since vegetables are such a major source of nutrition, the MyPlate suggests we make half our plate fruits and veggies every day for optimum health. So not wanting to eat our veggies can pose a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/12/30/no-fear-in-the-new-year/

Will You Be Dining In?

When I was a kid a million years ago, my family had dinners together. Most meal times were good. I was where I was supposed to be and felt safe, important, and loved. Other meals were not so great. I specifically remember being forced to eat at least one lima bean for which much drama …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/11/29/will-you-be-dining-in/

Thankful for Jane

November in the Panhandle of Florida. Time for pumpkins, cooler weather, hay rides, football games, harvesting cotton and peanuts, and of course, Thanksgiving.  It’s also time for the annual Peanut Butter Challenge!  We gather peanut butter to give to those who could use a little help feeding their families.  Why peanut butter?  It is the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/10/27/thankful-for-jane/

Ouch! UFOs Fell on My Foot.

Do you ever see what you think is what you’re looking for in the very back of your freezer – the freezer that resembles an archeological dig in an iceberg? As you reach for the wanted item, half of everything else falls out onto your kitchen floor? UFOs (Unidentified Frozen Objects) end up right on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/02/27/ouch-ufos-fell-on-my-foot/

EFNEP Families Save $1,028.40 a Year!

What is EFNEP?  EFNEP is the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program sponsored by UF/IFAS Extension in Escambia County. Adult EFNEP participants learn to: Buy and prepare healthier foods for their families. Save money at the grocery store. Be active. Keep food safe. Who can attend?  Groups of individuals with children who are eligible for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/04/04/efnep-families-save-1028-40-a-year/

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