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Including Youth in Your Holiday Traditions

Thanksgiving is a time of family traditions, reflection and thankfulness! Remember to include children in the planning and preparation. In 4-H, we stress learn by doing and want to encourage you to consider that motto. Children love being included that inspires their creativity, imagination and sense of belonging. Being involved teaches life skills, such as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/25/including-youth-in-your-holiday-traditions/

Keep Pumpkin Pies Safe This Holiday Season!

Store homemade pumpkin pies in the refrigerator. To refrigerate pumpkin pies or not to refrigerate? That is the question. You have seen pumpkin pies in the bakery section of supermarkets not refrigerated and you wonder if you can do the same at home. Unfortunately, homemade pumpkin pies need special care to prevent foodborne illness.  Pumpkin …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/05/keep-pumpkin-pies-safe-this-holiday-season/

Spend Less & Save More This Holiday Season

Last year, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) found that 12 percent of people said they were planning to spend more during the holidays than in the previous year. That number was up from 2011, where only 8 percent planned on spending more than in the previous year.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/30/spend-less-save-more-this-holiday-season/

Make this Holiday Season a Healthy One!

From Halloween to the New Year, most people struggle to control their eating.  The average American gains about one pound during the holiday season.  Some gain even more.  While this is less than the holiday weight gain amounts that get widely reported, most people never lose this excess weight so the pounds accumulate, resulting in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/11/21/make-this-holiday-season-a-healthy-one/

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