Living Well In The Panhandle

Healthy Holidays: A New Tradition

We all have family traditions that make our holiday celebrations special. From your great-great-grandma’s sweet potato casserole or pecan pie, to your mother-in-law’s sausage stuffing or decadent plum pudding, there’s one thing that always seems to be a common factor among traditional holiday dishes: a massive amount of, fat, sugar, salt, and calories! It’s not …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/26/healthy-holidays-a-new-tradition/

Ghoulishly Good Practices for Halloween

Make Halloween a fun and safe night for children and adults alike. From candy to pumpkins to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and adults alike. However, it can pose dangers. To help make this year’s trick-or-treat a safe and fun time, follow these simple safety tips compiled by the American Academy …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/16/ghoulishly-good-practices-for-halloween/

Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze

Photo credit: Judy Corbus If you have been affected by the recent Equifax data breach, you may be exploring your options as to what to do next.  All three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian, give you the option of placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your file.  So, what …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/11/fraud-alert-vs-credit-freeze/

The Equifax Data Breach: How to Protect Yourself

Photo credit: Judy Corbus The recent security breach at Equifax from mid-May through July 2017 exposed the personal information of 143 million people; this included Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver license numbers.  You may be wondering, “Am I affected?” and, if so, “What should I do now?” First, find out if your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/11/the-equifax-data-breach-how-to-protect-yourself/

National Grandparents Day 2017: September 10

For nearly 40 years, National Grandparents Day has been celebrated as an opportunity to express gratitude for all that grandparents do for families and communities.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau Profile, America Facts for Features, in 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents.  In 1978, President Jimmy Carter …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/13/national-grandparents-day-2017-september-10/

Seven Tips for a Healthy School Lunch

Jazz up traditional peanut butter sandwiches with raisins or carrot straws. Now that school is back in session, are your struggling to find healthy and safe lunches to pack?  Do you cringe with every peanut butter and jelly sandwich you make?  If you are like me, finding healthy lunch time meals that are packed with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/25/seven-tips-for-a-healthy-school-lunch/

Spice Things Up with Alternative Seasonings

With today’s continued focus on healthy eating and the dangers of high blood pressure, seasoning and cooking with salt has decreased.  Alternative seasonings such as herbs and spices are excellent additions to any dish without the dreaded sodium.  Herbs and spices are easy to use and can add a variety of delicious flavor combinations to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/25/spice-things-up-with-alternative-seasonings/

Are YOUR Hands Clean?

It’s something we all hopefully learned as children and carry with us now into adulthood: washing our hands often and properly. But I’m sorry to say that we’ve probably all witnessed numerous instances of people leaving the restroom, coughing or sneezing, touching their cell phones or any number of other filthy surfaces, and then neglecting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/25/are-your-hands-clean/

Wet Socks

What’s worse than wearing wet socks? Okay – wet, dirty socks. Or wet, dirty socks with holes. Ooh, ooh, the worst – cold, wet, dirty socks with holes. If your feet are in clean, dry socks with no need of mending, think for a moment about those not so lucky. Homeless shelters are continuously in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/24/wet-socks/

The After-school Snack Attack: Strategies for Busy Moms

With kids back in school, moms face a set of challenges that somehow seem new every year. One of those challenges is what to feed kiddos who race in the door hungry after a long day in the classroom. As a savvy mom, you know that snacks can help your kids meet their nutritional needs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/18/the-after-school-snack-attack-strategies-for-busy-moms/

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