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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 …

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/02/03/families-eat-too-many-sofas/

Eat More … Veggies

Eat more vegetables for your health Vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  When included as part of a well-balanced diet and a healthy active lifestyle, vegetables can help:  lower your cholesterol, reduce obesity and maintain a healthy weight, and lower your blood pressure.  Vegetables contain phytochemicals that help to lower risk …

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Wake up to a Healthy Start

Waking up is hard enough to do, but it is especially difficult for those who are not “morning” people, who would like to avoid that time of day altogether, and who don’t generally want breakfast. Nevertheless, the sun is still going to rise, people still have to get up, and breakfast is still the most …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2013/08/15/wake-up-to-a-healthy-start/

Eat More … Veggies

Eat more vegetables for your health Vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  When included as part of a well-balanced diet and a healthy active lifestyle, vegetables can help:  lower your cholesterol, reduce obesity and maintain a healthy weight, and lower your blood pressure.  Vegetables contain phytochemicals that help to lower risk …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2013/08/09/eat-more-veggies/

Fruit Frenzy

As the days get warmer, bring on the cool refreshment of fruit.  Now is the time to delight in fruit’s tasty, healthy goodness. Reduce Risk and Protect A healthy diet that is rich in fruits may reduce risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity, and may protect against certain types of cancers. Healthy …

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Chill Out in the Summer Heat

Brutal … Sizzling … Searing.  These words are often used to describe the summer heat in our Southern region of the U.S.  While staying cool in the summer heat is a matter of comfort for most of us, for many folks, excessive exposure to heat can be very dangerous.  Here are some easy-to-follow tips to …

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Game Day Food Safety Tips

Game Day Food Safety Tips February 2, 2013 Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day of the year for food consumption. Super Bowl parties feature food, fun, food, and more food—lots of finger foods , dips, beverages, casseroles, and other snacks. Food-borne illnesses, better known as food poisoning, affect one in six …

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I’m Home and I’m Starving!

Those are familiar words for most of us with kids.  Though they are not really starving, most children do need a little afternoon boost when they come home from school.  It may have been hours since lunch and dinner won’t be ready for a while.  A healthy snack is usually just the right answer. When …

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Something Fishy

This may sound like a fish story, but it’s true!  People are eating more fish and shellfish than ever before!  While seafood has always been popular in the South as a whole, no area is more graciously endowed with an abundance of fresh seafood products than the northern Gulf Coast.  The warm waters of the …

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