Category: Work & Life

Food Safety Mistakes Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Food Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility. Consumers need to be mindful of the importance of handling food properly to reduce risk of foodborne illness.  Practicing the four basic steps to food safety  – clean, separate, cook, and chill – is… Read More

Candy That’s Good For You

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Berries are like nature’s candy: sweet and delicious.  However, unlike regular candy, they are a powerhouse of nutrients for good health.  Berries are low in calories and contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and water with no fat, cholesterol,… Read More

Homebuyer Education Workshop Series

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION  UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Classroom 2232 NE Jacksonville Road Ocala, FL 34470 Registration Fee: Individuals:  $30 Couples:  $40 Register at Eventbrite: hbe-marion-may19.eventbrite.com Deadline May 2, 2019 Contact: Kae at (352) 671-8400 Kae.charman@marioncountyfl.org **Obtain one (1) recent… Read More

Declutter Your Life: Ordering Your Paperwork

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Did you know disorganization can cost you money and sometimes your peace of mind? Lost receipts make it difficult to return unwanted items.  Rebates, over-pays, and the like can expire, resulting in lost money.  Misplaced bills often mean… Read More

2019 Diabetes Self-Management Education

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Join us for this 2019 six-session series on diabetes self-management education. UF/IFAS Marion County Extension and One Health Center present an educational mini-series on diabetes self-management.               Location: One Health Center 1714… Read More

Protect Your Family from Illness – Clean and Sanitize Your Kitchen

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No doubt about it, because the kitchen is the main place for food preparation and eating, it is the hot spot for all types of pathogens (disease-causing microorganisms) that can cause foodborne illness.  Cleanliness in the kitchen is… Read More

Avocado ~ It’s More Than Guacamole

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Have you tried an avocado lately? Avocado is a green-skinned, fleshy fruit that adorns your grocers’ shelves.  There are many varieties.  They can be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical and ripen only after they’re harvested.  They are grown commercially… Read More