Families and Consumers

SSHW Challenge begins!

photo credit: Dreamstime.com stock photo   It’s time to sign up! The Small Steps to Health and Wealth Challenge begins in Santa Rosa this Sunday, February 2. Take simple, easy steps to improve your health and/or personal finances and qualify to win some very nice prizes. Directions to access the online challenge: 1) Go to …

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The Key to Wellness

Trying to stay healthy this flu season? Washing your hands is still key! According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “your hands give germs a free ride into your body through your eyes, nose or mouth.” Because we use our hands to touch everything around us, they offer the quickest and easiest way for …

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Small Steps: Take the Challenge

Every January, millions of Americans resolve to get healthier and/or wealthier. With more than one-third of American adults weighing in as obese and an average national credit card debt of $15,000 per household, it’s time to put resolve into action. Small steps are the key to lasting change and there’s a new online program that …

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Small Steps to Health and Wealth

‘Got New Year’s Resolutions to improve your health and personal finances? Try the Small Steps to Health and Wealth online challenge beginning February 2. Personalize 10 daily recommended practices, try them for 8 weeks, use the program to track your points and qualify to win great prizes. It’s that easy!! More to come… Call 850-623-3868 …

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Small Steps to Health and Wellness

photo credit: Dreamstime.com Have you made any resolutions for the new year? UF/IFAS can help you get a running start with the Small Steps to Health and Wellness Challenge. Look for more information about the Challenge – which begins February 2 – on this page. Taking easy, small steps can help you win BIG! For …

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Let’s Talk Turkey

What’s the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Thanksgiving? If it’s “turkey”, you’re in good company. Following are a few tips to make sure your “turkey day” leaves everyone feeling well after the meal: * If you buy a whole turkey, allow for about 1 pound per person. This will …

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Thanksgiving: Getting the Family Involved

Getting ready for the big Thanksgiving meal? Make it a family affair by getting the whole family involved! Depending on their age, kids can help in a variety of ways. Young kids can held set the table, put ice in glasses, carry plated dishes to the serving area. Older kids can help with the prep …

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Safe Fun for Halloween

Halloween is an exciting time for kids. Follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to make sure it’s a safe time as well: * Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. * Make sure costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, tangling, or contact with flames. * Add reflective tape or striping …

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Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween

Are your children going Trick-or-Treating? To keep them safe healthy – make a plan for candy consumption. * Eating a good meal before parties or trick-or-treating will keep kids from filling up on Halloween treats. * Sort and check treats after kids are home. Tampering is rare but it’s safest to throw away any spoiled, unwrapped …

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7th Annual Monarch Madness October 4 – 5

buckeye butterfly

Join the Panhandle Butterfly House in celebrating the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly. The 7th Annual Monarch Madness Butterfly Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday October 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offers fun for the entire family. The Panhandle Butterfly House is located at 8581 Navarre Parkway …

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