Tag Archive: holiday

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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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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Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!

Here’s hoping the weather holds out for festivities and fireworks at the Milton Riverwalk! If you’re planning your own fireworks display, consider following these important safety tips from http://safekids.org/. * Be sure you’re not wearing loose clothing if you’re lighting fireworks. * Never light fireworks near dry grass. * Always have a bucket of water …

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Turkey Safety Tips: Don’t Let Foodborne Illness Ruin Your Holidays

Watch Dr. Keith Schneider, Food Safety Specialist with UF/IFAS Food Safety and Nutrition, demonstrate how to safely prepare your holiday turkey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9Z6QU51t_Y.

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