• Food safety.
  • Food and nutrition education.
  • Parenting and nurturing infants and young children.
  • Money management.
  • Neighborhood strengthening through volunteer involvement.
  • Hurricane/disaster preparation.


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January 2019

Fiber Focus Month
Family Fit Lifestyle Month
Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Radon Action Month

6-12 Diet Resolution Month
6-12 Folic Acid Awareness Week
20-26 Healthy Weight Week
22-27 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
Jan 27- Feb 2 Salt Awareness Week

New Year's Resolution: Take Care of My Health!

Most of us come up with this New Year resolution of losing weight or maintaining a healthier lifestyle that does not last long. Are you trying to lose weight year after year unsuccessfully?

Here are some tips that may help you establish a goal of maintaining a healthier life:

  • Think about the immediate benefits: how good it feels when you are healthy, the sense of well-being, energetic, mentally alert. As a reminder put a picture of yourself having a good time.
  • Make small, easy changes over time:
    • Begin taking walks after dinner, instead of watching television.
    • Instead of cakes, have fruits for desserts.
    • Add a vegetable and fruit in every meal; they are packed with disease–fighting plant compounds.
    • Use olive oil and squeeze a lemon in your salads rather than store bought salad dressings.

Try a variety of strategies:

  • Make family goals, such as committing to eat fish twice per week.
  • Drink water rather than soda.
  • For mindless munching, eat olives, pickles with no high fructose corn syrup, and hummus.
  • Sleep more; use strategies like meditation, music, and reading before going to bed.

It is important to put the focus on living a healthy lifestyle, rather than on obtaining a particular weight.

Source: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FY/FY70800.pdf

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