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Broward County Tree Trimmer Ordinance Sunsets in 2024

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February 12, 2024

Broward County Tree Trimmer License The Broward County tree trimmer licensing program dates back to October 2000 when the Broward County Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance regulating the county's tree trimming industry. This ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: ANSI A300, Broward County Licensing, Broward County Tree Trimmer Certification, Broward County Tree Trimmer Ordinance, HB 1383, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Tree Pruning, Tree Trimmer Certification, UF/IFAS

Fish and Seafood Safety

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February 6, 2024

Introduction I try to eat fish several times during the week. Many organizations have recommended eating seafood twice a week. For example, the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults eat eight ounces of fish or seafood ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Chill, Clean, Clean And Sanitize Surfaces, Cook, Eat Fish Twice A Week, Heart Health, Keep Cold Foods Cold, Keep Hot Foods Hot, Protein Group, Purchasing Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Seafood Safety, Seperate, The 2 Hour Rule, When To Avoid Raw Seafood

Handwashing is critical to good health 

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January 25, 2024

Why is handwashing important? Handwashing is one of the best ways you can help stop the spread of infection and stay healthy. It is one of those personal hygiene activities we need to prioritize. Bacteria and germs can enter your body and make ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: 20 Seconds, Handwashing, Handwashing For Caregivers, Handwashing For Elders, Handwashing For Food Handlers, Handwashing For School Children, How Long Should I Wash My Hands?, Prevent The Spread Of Infection, When Should I Wash My Hands?, Why Should I Wash My Hands?

Magnificent Maples

donna corbelli castro
January 4, 2024

Iconic Tree of the East Coast from Maine to Florida When I was a girl, we lived in a small town in Western New York.  Outside my second floor bedroom window was a large tree that I loved.  The squirrels and birds were always in it, and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Acer Rubrum, Arboriculture, Climate Change, Climate Change Solutions, Florida Friendly, Maple Trees, Native Trees, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Urban Forest, Urban Landscapes

Marvelous Mangroves!

donna corbelli castro
November 27, 2023

Iconic signature of tropical coastlines Visitors to Florida like to associate palm trees with the tropics, but for those who know them, mangroves are really the iconic coastal signature of the topics. Worldwide, there are 50 species ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: FDEP, Importance Of Mangroves, Mangroves, Native Trees, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Protection For Mangroves, Tree Pruning

Food Labeling

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November 1, 2023

Nutrition labels are very valuable because what you eat and put into your body is important. People need to be informed and control what they eat for both meals and snacks. One of the best ways to do this is to read food labels. MyPlate is also ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: 9 Food Allergies, Broward, Calorie Needs, Calories Per Serving, Eating For Good Health, Extension, Florida, Follow MyPlate Guidelines, Follow The Advice Of Your Healthcare Provider, Food Labels, Good Nutrition, Ingredients On Packaged Foods, Label Reading, Main Food Allergies, Make Wise Food Choices, MyPlate, MyPlate Nutrition, Nutrition Labels Are Valuable, Nutritional Intake, Nutritional Value, Potassium, Reading Food Labels, Serving Size, Take A Closer Look At The Label, UF/IFAS Solutions, Vitamin D

FOOD SAFETY: The 2-hour rule

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October 2, 2023

Food safety matters to us all. Engaging in safe food handling procedures can prevent a serious food borne illness. CDC estimates 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases each year in the United ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Avoid Foodborne Illness, Cook And Chill, Engage In Food Safety Behaviors, Follow The Basic Food Safety Principles Of Clean, Food Safety, Food Safety And Leftovers, Food Safety At Family Gatherings, Food Safety Matters, Germs And Viruses, How Do I Store Leftovers Properly?, Keep Food Safe To Eat., Prevent The Spread Of Bacteria, Prevent The Spread Of Bacterial, Separate, Storing Leftovers, The 2 Hour Rule, What Is The Danger Zone?

Dealing with a Power Outage

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September 5, 2023

Power outages can occur for several reasons, including severe weather (such as storms, tropical depressions, or hurricanes), equipment failure, overload of the power grid, accidents, or routine maintenance. When a power outage occurs, the affected ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: #Idalia, 15 Tips For When The Power Goes Out, Battery Operated Fan, Battery Operated Fans, Battery Operated Flashlight, Battery Operated Radio And Tv, Be Kind And Assist Neighbors As Able, Be Kind To Neighbors, Broward County Family And Consumer Sciences, Disaster Kit, Do You Know What To Do When The Power Goes Out?, Have A Power Out Box, Keep Matches And Lighters Away From Small Children And Always Supervise Them, Loss Of Electrical Power, Power Outage, Stay Safe During A Power Outage, Storms And Power Outages, Turn Your Refrigerator To Its Coldest Setting, Use Caution When Using Candles, Use Portable Generators Outside In In Well Ventilate Areas, What To Do When The Power Goes Out

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