Dining with Diabetes Classes Start Aug. 1st

Recently in one of my classes I posed the question, “Is a meal worth years of your life?”  One of my participants made the comment that the question was a bit dramatic and he had a point.  It does exaggerate, because one meal isn’t going to take years of your life. However, the meals you …

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION PROGRAM Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)   The 2017 tax filing season is beginning and this year the UF IFAS Jefferson County Extension Office is working with United Way to offer free tax preparation at the Jefferson County Library.  This free Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax preparation service is called VITA …

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Diabetes – are you at risk?

Recently, I attended a workshop on diabetes.  One of the handouts they gave was a short risk assessment quiz.  At 26, I didn’t think my risk would be very high. After taking the quiz, I realized that while I don’t have an official increased risk, I scored more points than I had anticipated. According to …

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How’s Your Credit?


  Your credit score is used for more things than you might realize, and finding housing is one of them.  Whether you are renting or buying, credit comes into play.  Many people, such as landlords and lenders, will check your credit and use it to judge how reliable or risky you are.  When it comes …

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Blueberry Jelly Class

The Jefferson county extension office will offer a Blueberry Jelly class. The class will teach how to make blueberry jelly using the water bath canning method. The class will be held on May 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The address is 2729 W. Washington Highway. The cost for the class is $20.00; which …

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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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Ms. Howard’s 5th grade class learns about My Plate

My Plate Lesson Ms. Howard’s Class Jefferson Elementary School September 30, 2015 Recently, Shirley Bouie, Family & Consumer Sciences Jefferson County’s Extension Agent was invited to teach a class on “My Plate” to Ms. Howard’s 5th grade class at Jefferson Elementary School. My Plate shows the five food groups by using a plate. It shows …

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Florida Association for Home & Community Education (HCE)

Jefferson County Home & Community Education Organization The Jefferson County Home & Community Educators met on September 15th to plan their activities for the year. The meeting was held at the Jefferson County Extension office at 2729 W. Washington Highway. The president Ms. Shirley Widd opened the meeting with a discussion on the State FAHCE …

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Jefferson County Extension Service Welcomes New Family and Consumer Sciences Agent

  Please join us in welcoming Ms. Shirley Bouie, the new Jefferson County Family and Consumer Science Agent.  She is a Tallahassee native. Ms. Bouie received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Florida A & M University in Home Eco­nomics. She has taught in several states (Florida, Georgia, Maryland and Texas) and in South Korea. …

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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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