Living Well In The Panhandle

Milk…..What’s in it for you?

June is National Dairy Month. National Dairy month was first celebrated in 1937 to encourage Americans to drink more milk. Milk and dairy products comprise a diverse group of foods from fluid milks, fermented milk products, and over 500 cheeses. Generations of American children have grown up hearing the same parental advice, “Drink your milk…..milk …

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Staying Healthy At Summer Camp

Staying Healthy At Summer Camp – 7 Keys to a Healthy Camp Counselor Experience It’s getting hot outside and that means summer camps are heating up! Being a camp counselor is a fun summer job and it’s a great way to learn leadership skills. As a camp counselor, it is your job to take care …

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Have you picked out the tie for your father yet?

photo credit Flickr Though the celebration has been connected to many different religions and dates, Father’s Day has been celebrated since the Middle Ages. The Father’s Day holiday became a national holiday in 1972 thanks to President Nixon and is officially celebrated on the third Sunday of June. No matter the date celebrated, the purpose …

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Summer’s Harvest Brings Healthy Benefits

North Florida’s beautiful spring weather means we get to enjoy a variety of delicious, locally-grown fruits and veggies during the summer months.  Produce such as bell peppers, squash, tomatoes, greens, corn, cucumbers, okra, peas, eggplant, and a variety of melons are plentiful and fresh from late spring through early fall. The benefits of eating fresh …

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Harvesting Your Garden: What To Do With All Those Radishes!

Radishes are an easy vegetable to grow in North Florida, and in the Spring, there is an abundance of radishes in our gardens. So, what do you do with all those radishes? Radishes are a fast growing vegetable that can grow from a seed to a plant in less than 30 days. Radishes are a …

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What in the World is a Watermelon Radish?

The watermelon radish is a member of the mustard family, which includes arugula, broccoli, and turnips. It has an edible round white root with a green stem and leaves.  The inside flesh is rimmed in white with a dark pink circular pattern, resembling a watermelon, and is crisp and sweet, with a mild peppery taste. …

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Mother’s Day: Time to Reflect and Celebrate

Family rituals and traditions, like family vacations, make lasting memories. This will be my sixth Mother’s Day, so I am not an experienced mother by any stretch of the imagination. As a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, I am fortunate to have plenty of coursework and some practical experience in working with children– but …

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8 Important Questions To Ask Your Mother on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017, and it is a great time for us to celebrate our hard-working mothers. It is also a good time to talk to your mother about her health history. Knowing your mother’s health history may help improve your own health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a …

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Earth Day; an issue of sustainability!

  Earth Day: an issue of sustainability! Have you ever thought about Earth Day, you know, that one day a year that falls on April 22nd? Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, and sought to focus on the environment and how we can create healthy and sustainable surroundings.  …

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Physical Activity is for YOU, at Any Age!

It’s no secret that exercise is good for you and can improve your life in so many ways.  The idea of exercise can be daunting for some people, especially if you’ve never done it on a regular basis.  You don’t have to go to the gym and lift weights or run a half -marathon to …

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