Health and Nutrition

What’s Shaking…..Too Much Salt

National Salt Awareness Week March 10 – 16, 2017 is National Salt Awareness Week. Salt is the main source of sodium in the American diet. Sodium is a mineral only needed by the body in small amounts. It is found in foods, mostly as sodium chloride. Sodium has an important role in maintaining good health, …

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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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Smart Holiday Packaging

During the holiday season nothing carries good cheer and holiday spirit across the miles like receiving a package full of homemade treats. If you go to the effort of preparing food gifts you want to be sure the contents arrive in the condition they were sent in. The first step is to pack it right. …

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FOR THE HEALTH OF IT – Cooking Solo

FOR THE HEALTH OF IT COOKING SOLO   A large and ever growing number live the single live these days. You have a lot of company and something in common: freedom of choice. Cooking for one or two can be creative and nutritious whether you’re a novice cook or your family has grown and moved …

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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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Cooking from the Estuary

Shrimp, blue crab and many species of fish depend on our local estuaries. Places like Perdido, Pensacola and Escambia Bays, Bayous Texar, Grande and Chico and Big Lagoon are home to local seafood species.   In celebration of National Estuaries Week, UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant and Family and Consumer Sciences will offer the “Cooking …

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Store It Right

Does lettuce turn brown and slimy in your refrigerator? Is that two-year-old frozen turkey still safe to eat? Should you dispose of that slightly moldy cheese? “When in doubt throw it out” is definitely a safe practice to follow. However, throwing food out is like throwing money away. A few simple guidelines for food storage …

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Supermarket Smarts

Do you consider buying groceries a real grind? A necessary evil?  Well, it may never turn into a fun adventure for you, but there are some things you can do to make it easier on you and your budget. Grocery shopping actually begins at home: Keep a pad handy in the kitchen for a list; …

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Nutrition in a Desk Drawer

Nutrition in a Desk Drawer   A busy schedule is the most used excuse for not eating nutritiously. When pressed for time it’s easy to fall into the habit of making unhealthy food choices. For those who have no time to prepare meals during the work day, yet want to eat nutritiously, one solution is …

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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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