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There is an image of a picnic table with red and white checkerboard table cloth. On the tablecloth from left to right there is an image of a pitcher of lemonade, red blue and red stacks of cups, a drinking bottle that says lets grill, a bowl of pickles, a plate of hamburger buns, a platter of veggie kabobs, a bowl of salsa, a plate of hot dog buns, a squeeze container of both mustard and ketchup and a paper basket with paper and food in it.

Safe Picnics and Barbecues: Protect your Outdoor Meals from Bacteria


May 24, 2024

The warmth of the sun, the singing of birds, and the aroma of grilled food remind us that it's time for picnics and barbecues. But did you know that it's crucial to keep your food safe from bacteria while enjoying it outdoors? Additionally, ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cook, Cool, Eating, Food, Grilling, Handwashing, Health, Kabobs, Nutrition, Outdoors, Picnic, Safety, Separate, Vegetables
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Spring Clean Your Diet: Tips to Declutter Unhealthy Eating Habits and Introduce Fresh, Nutritious Springtime Foods


April 16, 2024

The glow of the sun, longer days, and flowers in full bloom announce that spring has arrived. One of our favorite seasons is here, and for many, it's a time for thorough cleaning of our homes. But why not "clean" our diet as well? Here are some ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cook, Cook At Home, Food, Fruit, Fruits, Health, Nutrition, Spring, Spring Cleaning, Vegetables
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Heart-Healthy Foods for Valentine’s Day: Love Your Heart!


February 7, 2024

Valentine's Day! A day full of love, hugs, and... chocolates? Well, this year we're giving a twist to the Valentine's menu. Instead of the regular heart-shaped candies, how about we fill our plates with foods that are actually good for our hearts? ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Avocado, Berries, Food, Food And Nutrition, Health, Heart Health, Nuts, Salad, Salmon, Whole Grains

New Year, Resolutions, and New Habits: Setting Realistic Goals in 2024


January 11, 2024

Happy 2024! As we usher in a new year, many of us are pulling out our resolution lists and thinking about eating in a healthier way. However, with so much information out there about nutrition, it can be overwhelming. But fear not, for we ... READ MORE

Category: , Health & Nutrition, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Food, Goals, Health, New Year, Resolutions
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Halloween Treats: Making Them Nutritious and Safe


October 6, 2023

Hello, Spooky Season Enthusiasts! October is here, and you know what that means: pumpkins, costumes, and lots of treats! But wait, should treats only mean sugar-laden candies and chocolates? This Halloween, let’s aim for treats that aren't ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Creating Fun Foods, Food, Food And Nutrition, Food Preparation, Food Safety, Nutrition
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Celebrating National Cooking Day: The Magic of Cooking at Home


September 6, 2023

September 25th marks National Cooking Day, a perfect time to reflect on the joys and benefits of home cooking. While only some might be culinary enthusiasts, many of us have embraced our inner chef more than we would have expected. I understand ... READ MORE

Category: , Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Emotional Health, Food, Food And Nutrition, Food Preparation, Food Safety, Nutrition, Relationships

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