Health

Sugar In Our Foods Lunch and Learn

  According to the Florida Department of Health, in 2004 53.2% of Middle/High school students in Jefferson County are obese. The state average is 28.2%. Therefore healthy eating is a top priority. In our March Lunch and Learn participants will learn how much sugar is found in various foods we eat everyday, a beverages. They …

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Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Dine In Day December 3rd

December 3rd is FCS Dine In Day. This day is set aside for families to eat together. Last year, more than 100,000 people committed to preparing and eating a healthy meal together. This year we are planning to increase to 2000,000. Research has shown that eating together as a family is a bonding experience.”Eating together …

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Understanding the Florida Marketplace

Do you have questions about how to navigate the Online Healthcare Marketplace? Do you want more information about how Floridians can qualify for help paying their premiums? Are you curious about the options consumers have when selecting healthcare plans? Do you need resources to assist consumers in your county? Join Dr. Michael Gutter and Taylor …

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Stirring Up Life Skills

Cooking not only teaches youth about health and nutrition through meal preparation, but reemphasizes life skills and other core competencies.  It is possible to overlook the core concepts that are applied during meal preparation because they are being indirectly reinforced.  For example, notice that 1/2 of the MyPlate icon.  Click here to check out the table to …

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Food Donations that Make a Great Plate

Food Donations That Make a Great Plate (click on this title to see the article)

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An Eggperiment

Time:  20-30 minutes Materials: Hard-boiled eggs Water Vinegar Baking Soda Food Coloring 4 Cups Prior to Activity: Make predictions with the campers on what they think will happen. Predictions: Which egg will have the darkest color? What will happen to the egg in the cup with all vinegar? What will happen to the egg in …

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