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Category: Health & Nutrition

Preventing the Spread of Germs and Viruses

There are many germs, microorganisms and viruses in our environment. With a healthy immune system and cooking food to the proper temperature along with proper handwashing, we can usually fight off these germs and stay… Read More

Super Bowl-54 Salad Options

Many people enjoy a variety of fun and tasty foods when watching the Super Bowl. Some are healthier than others!  Why not incorporate a large fresh salad bowl as a nutritious option for you and… Read More

Star Fruit-A Source of Vitamin C

Carambola is a south Florida tropical that is also called star fruit from its unique shape when sliced. This fruit has a sweet, sour, tart flavor and is very refreshing to eat by itself. It… Read More

National Farm to School Month in Broward County

Farm to School

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County  Director Lorna Bravo Did you know that October is National Farm to School month in Broward County?   The Broward County Commission issued a proclamation to the Davie-based UF/IFAS… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Legacy Award Grant Winners

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo Did you know that In 2019, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Program received the 2019 Master Gardener Legacy Grant award? This award recognizes… Read More

Use Medications Safely and Wisely

Medicines have a lot of benefits such as helping you feel better and improving your health outcomes. A medicine is a drug that changes how your body works. When used safely, over the counter (self-prescribed)… Read More

Edible Bugs and Eating Insects

Insects may play a significant role in food security as the world’s population continues to grow as does the need for food. Eating insects is a hot topic and is beyond eating “ants- on- a… Read More

All About Cottage Food

The Florida Cottage Food Law of 2011 has opened many opportunities for up-and-coming food entrepreneurs in the state. This allows individuals to manufacture, sell, and store certain types of food products in an unlicensed home… Read More

Pumpkins- Decoration or Food?

Fall is such a wonderful season for colorful falling leaves, hay rides, carved jack-o’-lanterns, Halloween costumes, pumpkin flavored foods, autumn gatherings, and pumpkin patches! Pumpkin carving is one the best Halloween activities families can engage… Read More