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Kids as chefs

Kids as chefs

Now that school has started why not take the time to not only empower your kiddos but also ensure they’re getting great nutrition? Building lunches for kids isn’t as complicated as it seems. And helping them learn to do it themselves is a bit of a time investment for you, but it will pay dividends […]

Healthy eating for kiddos

Healthy eating for kiddos

It’s a time honored struggle: getting children to eat healthy. There is some comfort in knowing that the struggle has been ongoing for generations, yes the struggle IS real. Yet, what is not so comforting is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled […]

What’s all the fuss about coconut oil?

What’s all the fuss about coconut oil?

Coconut oil has been showing up on grocery shelves, but what the heck is it and how is it used? Coconut oil is solid at room temperature but melts at about 78 degrees. It’s considered one of the best nutritional and personal products for your health. But make sure when you do buy it, it’s […]

Learning to cook or cooking to learn?

Learning to cook or cooking to learn?

Caitlyn Gaddy is entering her freshman year at Navarre High School and completed a summer internship at Pensacola Cooks, a local culinary company that specializes in “putting the fun in food” through education and cooking. As part of her internship, Gaddy assisted with summer camps that the company sponsored and helped with administrative tasks. Gaddy’s […]

Update: man fined for shooting bears

Update: man fined for shooting bears

An 83-year-old Fort Walton Beach man was ordered Friday to pay $750 in fines and fees and complete a hunter’s safety course for fatally shooting two Florida black bears Oct. 18, 2013. According to court records, Okaloosa County Judge T. Patterson Maney withheld adjudication on the two misdemeanor charges that stemmed from the incident near […]

Middle school chefs

Middle school chefs

Parents got to sample more than a dozen student-chef-created culinary delights at Holley-Navarre Middle School Monday night as part of the school’s Family Fest event. “Students had to prepare and bring a dish from home for a cooking competition that highlights healthy alternatives,” said HNMS Dean Pete Della Ratta. “Many students came up with their […]