Tag Archive: food

Go Ahead – Have a Little Chocolate

Happy Valentines Day! The good news about chocolate keeps coming. Short-term studies from Harvard University suggest that chocolate might help lower blood pressure and increase insulin sensitivity. The antioxidants, especially in dark chocolate, may lower the risk of infection and cancer. Chocolate also exhibits some anti-inflammatory properties and might enhance the action of neurotransmitters (i.e. …

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Host a Canning Party!

Interested in learning to make delicious jams, jellies, pickles or salsa? Host a canning party! All you need is a few friends (4-8 people total) and space for prepping and cutting the food. Of course, party snacks don’t hurt to have on the side. Call UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County at 850-623-3868 for more information.

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Hot Dog! Have a Happy Fourth of July.

(Author: Gail Ready, Family Nutrition Program) Happy 4th of July! About 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on the 4th of July in the United States. Although we can’t recommend hot dogs as the healthiest food choice, if you are among those Americans doing the consuming consider reading the labels of hot dog packages. …

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