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Food and Nutrition

Workshops and classes fulfilling annual inservice hours are offered for child care providers.  Health and nutrition classes focus on a variety of topics, including meal planning, allergies and cooking with children.  Classes can be provided in topic areas other than nutrition as well.

For more information or to schedule programs, please contact us at 850-606-5203 or hbc@ufl.edu.

Cholesterol Control is a series of four to six classes designed to promote lifestyle behaviors associated with decreased risk of heart disease.  Today, many people are leading busy, fast-paced lives, and frequently eat on the run.  These eating habits often lead to diets high in fat, sodium and calories, possibly resulting in increased risk for major diseases.  Creating a healthy lifestyle can improve one’s overall sense of wellness.  Participants will learn:

  • how lifestyle affects the risk of heart disease
  • strategies for changing eating and exercise habits
  • practical tips for adapting lifestyles.

For more information or to schedule programs, please contact us at 850-606-5203 or hbc@ufl.edu.

Step It Up Florida

… a fun, friendly competition promoting physical activity and personal wellness!

Through a modest increase in daily activity, most Americans can improve their health. Walking Through Florida is a program that persuades and motivates people of all ages to make that most important change . . . to get started. It is a program that is simple, inexpensive and safe. All you need is a team of four people and a desire to get moving.

Teams do not really walk or ride together, although they may if they want to; teams simply pool their mileage each week to work towards the destination.

So, put on your walking shoes and prepare to join us for this annual 8-week journey.

For more information or to schedule programs, please contact us at 850-606-5203 or hbc@ufl.edu.

Small Steps to Health and Wealth™

Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ was written because many American are experiencing serious problems related to their health and or personal finances or both.  There are also many similarities between both aspects of life.

In SSHW™ you will learn about behavior-change strategies that can be applied to simultaneously improve both your health and personal finances.

For more information or to schedule programs, please contact us at 850-606-5203 or hbc@ufl.edu.

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Health and Nutrition Blog Posts

A Healthy Table: Virtual Cooking School

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have turned to cooking more meals at home. Preparing meals and eating at home has many benefits. When cooking meals, you can select the ingredients and choose healthy recipes lower in saturated...
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Register Now for Let’s Walk Florida!

Let’s Walk Florida, UF IFAS Extension's free 10-week virtual program, is about to launch!  Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Bay, Jackson,...
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Let’s Walk Florida Virtual Activity Program

Physical activity can improve your health and mental wellness, prevent chronic disease, and help you maintain a healthy body weight! Let’s Walk Florida is a 10-week physical activity education program designed to promote...
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