Life Sskills

February is National Baking at Home for Family Fun

The Home Baking Association has declared February as “Bake at Home for Family Fun.” This is a great way to get children involved in cooking. This will increase family time and give the children an opportunity to be involved in the meal. Eating at home as a family has shown to improve family bonding. This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/02/09/february-is-national-baking-at-home-for-family-fun/

Winter and Skin Care

Winter and Skin Care Shirley Bouie Skin care is always important, especially in the winter season. The harsh cold weather can dry your skin. Healthy skin is the first line of defense against infection. Tips for keeping your skin healthy include the following: • Take a warm shower or bath but not hot steamy shower/bath. …

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/10/22/family-consumer-sciences-fcs-dine-in-day-december-3rd/

Is it Time for “THE TALK”?

When your child hits their teens it may be necessary to talk with your child about money because teens have more financial independence. However, research suggest that parents should begin talking about money with their child when they are 3 or 4.  In “Children and Money” researchers state that, “As soon as your youngster can …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/02/27/is-it-time-for-the-talk/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2013/12/09/stirring-up-life-skills/