Monthly Archive: July 2015

Child Safety and Convenience: The Laundry Pod Dilemma

Consumer Reports recently pulled their previous endorsement for laundry detergent pods in light of the potential poisoning hazard for young children. Just to be clear, this is only the laundry pods that contain the highly concentrated liquid detergent, not pods containing powdered detergent. Although these laundry pods are quickly accessed, premeasured, use less …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/07/31/child-safety-and-convenience-the-laundry-pod-dilemma/

Garden Vegetable Delight!

With the harvest from the garden comes the challenge of ensuring these vegetables are prepared in a nutritious and healthy manner. Don’t get me wrong, I will occasionally serve fried green tomatoes, fried squash or fried okra, but these garden delights can also be served raw or prepared in a healthy manner while …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/07/24/garden-vegetable-delight-2/

National my Social Security Week

 

July 19-25, 2015 is National my Social Security Week! Now tracking your benefits and making changes to your account can be done with your personalized my Social Security account. Celebrate the week by setting up your account today!

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/07/20/national-my-social-security-week/

Weight, Food, Exercise and Choices

Are you swayed by food packaging or labels? Do you purchase a food item because you feel it is a healthier product and could make you healthier or help you lose weight? Sadly, we all have fallen prey to this phenomenon. Branding and packaging promotes this in many cases. For example, energy bars or protein …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/07/17/weight-food-exercise-and-choices/

AARP Smart Driver Course

The AARP Smart Driver Course will be offered on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 and again on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Jackson County Extension Office in Marianna from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a one hour lunch break. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. No …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/07/13/aarp-smart-driver-course/

Are You Partaking in the Empty Calorie Pitfall?

Are you a victim of empty calories? Do you think you are taking in quality calories each day? There has been a lot of attention given to the consumption of empty calories in the news in recent years. Many large cities have even started to tax these empty calories dubbing it a ‘fat tax.’ Empty …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/07/10/are-you-partaking-in-the-empty-calorie-pitfall/

New Family & Consumer Science Agent Serving Jackson County

The University of Florida’s Jackson County Extension Service welcomes a new Family and Consumer Science Agent, Marie Arick. Previously an FCS Agent for the Texas Extension Service, Arick brings a variety of programming experience to Jackson County and will emphasize the areas of consumer science, health, wellness, and food and nutrition for both adult …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/07/06/new-family-consumer-science-agent-serving-jackson-county/