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Family, Youth & Community Sciences Corner

FYCS Corner Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent II Don’t miss this valuable information!  Check it out!   Finances: Women’s Financial Management Series Health and Food Safety Cross-Contamination of Food Hydration In Hot Working Environments… Read More

Steps to Salvage All-Metal Cans and Retort Pouches

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson Wakulla County FCS/EFNEP Agent Undamaged, commercially prepared foods in all-metal cans and retort pouches (for example, flexible, shelf-stable juice or seafood pouches) can be saved if you do the following: • Remove the labels,… Read More

Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent A Consumers Guide to Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters HOW TO DETERMINE WHAT FOOD TO KEEP OR DISCARD • Do not eat any food that… Read More

Steps to Follow During and After a Weather Emergency

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent Steps to Follow During and After A Weather Emergency: Never taste a food to determine its safety! Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to… Read More

Home Clean-Up and Renovation – Building Damage

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent   Check walls and foundations for damage. Much can be done to reverse the effects of high water and to restore even heavily water damaged buildings. Make sure to… Read More

Eliminating Odors from Your Refrigerator

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent After your power has been restored, you will need to clean and deodorize your refrigerator. Here are some helpful tips on how to do this. Remove all drawers, racks and shelves… Read More

Home Clean-Up and Renovations – Walls

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Walls must dry from the inside out. The interior framing of walls should be allowed to dry thoroughly. Sometimes this process takes weeks or even months. To release water… Read More

How Families and Neighbors Can Help One Another Cope

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Disasters bring with them an incredible range of emotions, from disbelief and anger to a euphoric spirit of teamwork. Temporary homelessness, damaged personal items, lost crops and an uncertain future… Read More

Cross-Contamination of Food

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent   I taught a program on dehydrating meat into beef jerky one morning this week at a summer day camp. I was surprised how many youth did not know… Read More

Family Nutrition In Action

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent II Quench Your Thirst This Summer Is it hot outside? The heat may cause you to dehydrate before you even think to get a drink. You might feel tired,… Read More