Tag Archive: Family Nutrition & Health

Spring Showers? Use Whole Grain Flours.

Wedding showers, baby showers, graduation parties – let’s face it, about half the celebration is based on the food that is served. Trays and plates of tasty morsels include a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and tastes. Why not include some healthy, whole grain options to join in on the fun? Whole grain foods contain …

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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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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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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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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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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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Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

Taste tops nutrition as the main reason why we buy one food over another, as consumer research has clearly shown.  Even though social, emotional, and health factors do have important roles to play, the foods people enjoy are probably the ones they eat the most.  The key message for National Nutrition Month® – March 2014 …

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Buy Better. Eat Better. EFNEP

Families eat healthy and stay active through this fun, hands-on program.  EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) offers ongoing lessons that help families: *Save money on groceries *Plan and cook healthy meals *Make healthy food choices *Read food labels *Be more active “Since I started taking these nutrition classes, I’m eating healthier and I’m …

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Families Eat Too Many Sofas

No, not the kind you sit on.  SoFAS stands for “Solid Fats and Added Sugars”.  Even though the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends no more that about 15% of daily calories come from SoFAS, Americans of both sexes and all ages get closer to about 35% of their daily calories from SoFAS – nearly 800 …

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