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Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday June 2-4

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, so it is time to get ready for loss of power for both family and farm.  Disaster preparedness is something every Florida family needs to take seriously.  The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins on Friday, June 2, 2017 and ends on Sunday, June 4, 2017.  Why …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/08/disaster-preparedness-sales-tax-holiday-june-2-4/

Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking

The holidays are often filled with time-honored traditions that include some of our favorite meals and foods. As you celebrate, think of little changes you can make this holiday season to create healthier meals and active days. An added bonus, these small changes may help you to avoid those extra holiday pounds we all fear …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/11/tips-for-healthier-holiday-cooking/

Inviting Wildlife to a Holiday Dinner

While youth are home over winter break, encourage them to do something fun that will attract wildlife. Nothing is more fun than watching birds or squirrels play in your yard. One way to make this happen is to provide a supplemental food source for them. You can create a special “Tree for Wildlife” in your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/05/inviting-wildlife-to-a-holiday-dinner/

Evergreens for Holiday Decorating

Now that we’ve all been stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey, it’s time to transition into the final and, arguably, most ornate holidays of the year. Right now you can hear your mantles and door frames crying out to be adorned. Your windows are begging for wreaths and giant red bows. And there may be a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/16/evergreens-for-holiday-decorating/

Healthy Holiday Eating for Diabetics

Eat, drink, be happy and be healthy this holiday season. My favorite holidays are just around the corner. It is an exciting time to be with family and friends. There is usually lots of food that may come with lots of calories and carbohydrates. Are you wondering how to survive this holiday season without adding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/22/healthy-holiday-eating-for-diabetics/

Lighten Up Your Holiday Feast

Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis The countdown is upon us.  The last-minute food preparation is soon to begin.  Don’t regret the holidays by overdoing in the food consumption aspect of meals.  Avoid having to include a strict eating regimen as a new year’s resolution by making some changes in the way you prepare your food.  There …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/18/lighten-up-your-holiday-feast/

SPICE Up Your Holiday Meals

The holiday season is upon us and that means many of us will be spending more time in the kitchen. Add that extra-special touch…experiment with a variety of seasonal spices for your holiday meals. And, enjoy the flavors as the aromatic scents fill your home. If you would like to make an impression with a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/18/spice-up-your-holiday-meals/

Holiday Cactus

Photo credit: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS   If you are looking for an easy to grow, colorful indoor flowering plant, look no further than Holiday Cactus. The two main types are Thanksgiving Cactus and Christmas Cactus which have similar care requirements but as the name indicates, bloom at different times. When purchasing a new plant, don’t …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/10/holiday-cactus/

Including Youth in Your Holiday Traditions

Thanksgiving is a time of family traditions, reflection and thankfulness! Remember to include children in the planning and preparation. In 4-H, we stress learn by doing and want to encourage you to consider that motto. Children love being included that inspires their creativity, imagination and sense of belonging. Being involved teaches life skills, such as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/25/including-youth-in-your-holiday-traditions/

Keep Pumpkin Pies Safe This Holiday Season!

Store homemade pumpkin pies in the refrigerator. To refrigerate pumpkin pies or not to refrigerate? That is the question. You have seen pumpkin pies in the bakery section of supermarkets not refrigerated and you wonder if you can do the same at home. Unfortunately, homemade pumpkin pies need special care to prevent foodborne illness.  Pumpkin …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/05/keep-pumpkin-pies-safe-this-holiday-season/

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