Monthly Archive: August 2015

The Perils of Skipping Breakfast

For many, the morning rush promotes the ‘grab and go’ method of breakfast which tends to lean toward less nutritious choices. Even worse are those that completely skip breakfast. The benefits of eating breakfast have been proven in research studies and sung loudly. A nutritious breakfast provides essential energy for morning activities such as school …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/08/27/the-perils-of-skipping-breakfast/

Nutrition & Reducing Fall Risks for the Elderly

The importance of retaining muscle mass to prevent falls in the aging population is of great importance. This week an article was released in Science News titled “Vitamin D supplements could help reduce falls in homebound elderly.” This article looks at the roll of adequate intake of Vitamin D to help maintain muscle mass in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/08/21/nutrition-reducing-fall-risks-for-the-elderly/

Sleep Deprivation and Kids

Are your school kids getting enough sleep? With the new school year starting and routines being established, are things going smoothly? If you are sleep deprived, then the chances are your children may be sleep deprived as well. The following is an excerpt from the University of Michigan Health System:

School-aged …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/08/14/sleep-deprivation-and-kids/

Childhood Literacy, Our Role as a Parent, Guardian or Caregiver

Childhood Literacy, Our Role as a Parent, Guardian or Caregiver

Recently I viewed a graphic created by Robb Brewer, a Pastor from Dallas, Texas with a passion for reading. Pastor Brewer was expressing his concern in regards to the reading ability of children in the United States in 2012. This timely reposted graphic …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/08/07/childhood-literacy-our-role-as-a-parent-guardian-or-caregiver/