Tag Archive: Families

Families Should Play Together for Exercise

You may not need coats and your yard may not have these leaves but finding fun and creative ways to engage children in exercise is important.  You can consider yourself successful if they have fun doing so without knowing they are meeting physical activity recommendations by participating in at least 60 minutes of moderate or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/19/families-should-play-together-for-exercise/

Strengthen Families- Make Meal Time a Priority!

Making family meal time a priority can increase your children’s self esteem. In a recent book entitled The Surprising Power of Family Meals, author Miriam Weinstein asks this question: “What if I told you that there was a magic bullet-something that would improve the quality of your daily life, your children’s chances of success in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/12/strengthen-families-make-meal-time-a-priority/

4-H Goes “Purple” to Show Support to Military Families

Most people think of the color green when they think of 4-H, but on April 10th, 4-H youth and volunteers in Florida will be sporting the color purple to show support for our military families.  When we think of honoring our military, we often think of Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  Did you know there is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/08/4-h-goes-purple-to-show-support-to-military-families/

UF/IFAS Extension to Help Farm Families Secure their Financial Future

The Barton Family. Photo by Shepard Eubanks, UF/IFAS Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, UF/IFAS Communications Services & Michael Gutter, UF/IFAS Finical Management Specialist For Bonifay farmer and rancher Ken Barton, business and family is more than just a balancing act – it is his livelihood. Barton is 10 years away from retirement, and concerned about how he …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/07/ufifas-extension-to-help-farm-families-secure-their-financial-future/

Families Eat Too Many Sofas

Family Eats Sofa No, not the kind you sit on.  SoFAS stands for “Solid Fats and Added Sugars”.  Even though the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends no more than about 15% of daily calories should come from SoFAS, Americans of both sexes and all ages get closer to 35% of their daily calories from SoFAS …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/28/families-eat-too-many-sofas/

New Financial Program Helps Struggling Families

Kendra Zamojski Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Walton County hughson@ufl.edu University of Florida IFAS Extension is launching the Florida Master Money Mentor Program, a new statewide program to help Floridians get free one-on-one help with their finances.  Funded in part by Bank of America, the goal of the program is to increase financial knowledge and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/02/29/new-financial-program-helps-struggling-families/