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Provide for Wildlife- The Malachite Butterfly


June 24, 2022

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. Have you ever thought about what happens when a native wooded area is cleared for a building ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: #UFBugs, Butterflies, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Insects, Landscapes, Lepidoptera, Malachite, Nature Conservation, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Urban Area, Urban Environments

Five Reasons to Start Exercising Today


June 22, 2022

There are many benefits to staying active and getting regular exercise.  One of the best things you can do for your health and wellbeing is to prioritize getting some type of exercise every day. Need a reason to exercise? Being active ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 5 Reasons To Exercise, Benefits To Staying Active, Broward County, Check With Your Health Care Team, Community, Control Body Weight, Control Stress, Cool Down, Exercise, Expend Energy, Extension, Get Enough Sleep, Get Regular Exercise, How Much Sleep Do I Need, Hydrate, Living Longer, Make Exercise A Priority, Prevent Dehydration, Quality Of Life, Reduce Risks, Sleep Better, Stretch, Strong Bones And Muscles, Warm Up

Hurricane Readiness for Families, Consumers, and Pets


May 12, 2022

Hurricane Season runs from June 1st thru November 30th in Florida.  Are you prepared? Have you thought about your important documents, nonfood emergency supplies, medications, pantry needs, food and water supplies and survival of your pets ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Batteries, Battery Operated Tv And Radio, Broward County, Cook, Disaster Meals, Disaster Menus, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Preparedness And Your Pets, Eating For Good Health, Food And Water Supplies, Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Hurricane Food Safety, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane Preparedness; Helpful Resources; Food Safety; Non-perishables; Menu Planning During A Disaster, Hurricane Season Runs From June 1st Thru November 30th, Important Phone Numbers During A Disaster, Items To Secure, Non-perishables, Nutrition, Pantry Preparation, Pet Needs, Secure Important Documents

Orange Juice is One Good Source of Vitamin C


May 4, 2022

Did you know, May 4th is National Orange Juice Day? Consider starting your day off with a glass of tasty orange juice or a fresh, sweet orange added to a healthy breakfast. Pack a delicious orange in your lunch.  Bring a bag or bowl of flavorful ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: #AllinforCitrus, #FoodIsOurMiddleName, #NOJD2022, 5 A Day, A Healthy Diet, Broward County, Calcium, Delicious, Delicious Fruits And Vegetables, Eating For Good Health, Enjoy Florida Orange Juice, Florida, Fortified, Healthy Breakfast, Hydration, Immunity And Vitamin, Immunity And Vitamin C, National Orange Juice Day, Orange Juice, Orange Segments, Orange Slices, Oranges, Pandemic And Flu Season, Pith, Recipes Using Oranges As An Ingredient, Vitamin C, Vitamin D

Healthy Spring Cleaning


May 2, 2022

By Brenda Marty-Jimenez, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Extension Agent IV Chris Kilbride, UF/IFAS Extension, Emeritus, Martin County, Extension Agent IV   Spring is in the air, time to clean and refresh your surroundings! ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Avoid Trip And Fall Hazards, Benefits Of Cleaning, Cleaning, Declutter, Engage In Spring Cleaning, Get Help If Needed, Great Benefits Of Cleaning, Healthy Cleaning, Involve The Family In Cleaning, Keep Motivated To Clean, Learn More About Cleaning, Make A Cleaning Checklist, Remove Dust And Allergens, Smaller Tasks, Spring Cleaning

How to Grow a Forest – My 25 Year Experiment


April 21, 2022

Why make a forest? I was born in Buffalo, NY and then moved to Durham, North Carolina after college.  Both of these areas were less populated and had lots of forested areas near the urban centers.  South Florida, I soon discovered, had hardly ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bird Habitat, Climate Change Solutions, Earth Day, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Low Maintenance, Making A Forest, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Plant More Trees, Planting A Forest, Recipe For A Forest, Urban Forest

Physical Activity and Diabetes


April 6, 2022

By Brenda Marty Jimenez, MHM, RDN, LDN, FAND, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Extension Agent IV Jeanna Rhoulhac, RDN, LD/N, CDCES: Nutritionist/Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Broward Health Community Health Services Being ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: 150 Minutes Of Exercise Per Week, Always Check With Your Healthcare Provider, Being Active, Blood Glucose, Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Exercise, Exercise And Diabetes Managment, Feel Less Anxious, Feel Less Stressed, Fit, Have Fun, Healthcare Provider, Improve Well-being, Lose Body Fat, Lower Blood Glucose, Make Exercise A Priority, Move More, Muscle Strength, Nonslip Footwear, Peoplw With Diabetes, Pre-diabetes, Regular Exercise, Self Care, Sit Less, Stay Hydrated, Test Blood Sugar, Walking, Wear Proper Fitting Shoes

Older Adults-Save Your Energy and Simplify


April 4, 2022

Older adults may have trouble getting everything done in a day.  The pandemic has slowed things down for many seniors, families, and consumers.  Now that things have begun to pick up, it’s a good idea to reevaluate our activities and prioritize ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Ask For Help When Needed, Avoid Stress, Balance Work And Breaks, Break Larger Tasks Into Smaller Tasks, Carry Smaller Loads, Check With Your Healthcare Provider, Clear Clutter, Conserve Energy, Create A Meal Plan, Develop Good Coping Mechanisms, Don't Rush, Elder Nutrition And Food Safety, Energy Drain, Exercise, Flexibility And Mobility, Get Regular Exercise, Limit Items Stored On High Shelves, Lower Stress, Maintain Strength, Make Time For Breaks, Older Adults, Organize, Pace Yourself, Peak Energy Times, Personal Hygiene, Plan, Plan Ahead, Quality Of Life, Rest, Save Energy, Save Your Energy, Simplify, Simplify Your Life, Sit, Sit In A Chair With Good Support, Stand, Take Deep Breaths, Take Good Care Of Yourself, Wear Comfortable Shoes

Prevent Food Waste


March 28, 2022

Food waste can be a huge issue for many families and consumers. As a country, we throw away an estimated 40 percent of all the food produced, or up to 160 billion pounds each year. The cost of that waste approaches approximately $218 billion. ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Buying Food In Bulk, Chill Food, Chill Food Properly, Create A Shopping List, Don't Over Buy, Don't Waste Food, Food, Food Is Our Middle Name, Food Protection, Food Safety And Quality, Food Safety Matters, Food Waste, Food Waste Can Be Prevented, Food Waste Prevention, Food Waste Reduction Suggestions, Freezing, Garbage, Ideas To Prevent Food Waste, Leftovers, Prevent Food Waste, Safe To Eat, Save Food Dollars, Save Money, Use A Shopping List, Use Up Leftovers

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