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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/

Panhandle Outdoors: St. Joseph Bay Coastal Ecosystem Water School

Northwest Florida is considered one of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country. The reasons why begin with our unique water features.  The University of Florida IFAS Extension faculty are expanding their acclaimed “Panhandle Outdoors Live!” field trips into two-day events for 2016. They will include presentations as well as traditional excursions to explore …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/22/panhandle-outdoors-st-joseph-bay-coastal-ecosystem-water-school/

Collegiate 4-H: Growing #TrueLeaders Beyond High School

Did you know that you can extend your 4-H experience through your college years?  If you plan on attending college consider joining Collegiate 4-H.   Collegiate 4-H is an organization that provides its members with a sense of identity on campus, enriches their lives through group projects and recreation, and develops confidence and leadership skills. At …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/27/collegiate-4-h-growing-trueleaders-beyond-high-school/

Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you know which nutritious foods they are eating. Here are some budget-friendly, creative ideas to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime. Make a “Smarter” Sandwich: While some kids prefer the same thing every day, others may be okay with a slight switch to their sandwich. Use different …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/11/packing-a-healthy-school-lunch-2/

Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Healthy School Lunch Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you know which nutritious foods they are eating. Here are some budget-friendly, creative ideas to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime. Make a “Smarter” Sandwich: While some kids prefer the same thing every day, others may be okay with a slight switch to their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/03/packing-a-healthy-school-lunch/

How to Address Bullying at School

Research shows that 20-40% of children are bullied in some way. Whether bullying is verbal, physical, or done online it is a very real problem that can happen in any school, even among young school-age children. A safe and secure environment is key for the Essential Element of Belonging, one of the foundations of 4-H …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/03/how-to-address-bullying-at-school/

4-H Opportunities at School

4-H embryology is a great way for school youth to learn about STEM and agriculture For more than 100 years, 4-H clubs have been (and still are) the backbone of our youth development program. But did you know that 4-H also provides opportunities for youth to participate in programs during and after school? Not all …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/21/4-h-opportunities-at-school/

Tomato School to be held in Walton County

Last year a Tomato School workshop was conducted at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, FL. The workshop was aimed to help people interested in small farm production of tomatoes. This year it will come to the UF/IFAS Extension office in Defuniak Springs for two class sessions in October. The course …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/15/tomato-school-to-be-held-in-walton-county/

Tips for Preparing your Child Emotionally for a New School

As summer break comes to a close, many children will be experiencing changes in their school experience at an entirely new school. Be sure to make the transition as easy as possible by talking with your child about the positive experiences they may have this new school year. Below are a few tips on how …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/15/tips-for-preparing-your-child-emotionally-for-a-new-school/

Smart Strategies for Back to School Savings

Back to school shopping can be a teachable moment for your kids about money management In many parts of Florida, school starts in less than a week! Depending on where you live, what school your children attend, and what grade they are in, back to school supplies can cost the average family anywhere from $ …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/07/smart-strategies-for-back-to-school-savings/

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