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
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
Beware of weed killers containing MSM!
If you are routinely spraying herbicides to kill weeds around trees and shrubs, beware. Many products containing the weed-killer glyphosate also contain a chemical called metsulfuron-methyl:
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Many people enjoy frequent snacking. There are so many choices to choose from! Some snack choices can be unhealthy and others healthy. Healthy snacking is important at any age. Why not make the most of your snacking by choosing healthy food ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Intern Sarah Marc & Urban Horticulture Agent/CED Lorna Bravo
What is the UF/IFAS Extension Summer Internship Program?
The summer internship program collaborates with the Florida Cooperative ... READ MORE
IS DIETARY FIBER BENEFICIAL TO MY BODY?
Yes, it is. That is why we often hear-“Include plenty of whole grains in your diet”. Fiber can help to prevent constipation, lower cholesterol, and more.
DO I NEED FIBER IN MY DIET?
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Watermelon is a refreshing and nutritious treat any time of the year. Watermelon feeds and watermelon seeds go hand in hand for some fun times. Read on for more information on eating, handling, growing, and serving tasty watermelon.
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We are in Hurricane Season now through November 30th. Are you ready? It is time to review your hurricane plan and read about disaster preparedness resources to help you implement your plans. These annual reminders and resource links are meant ... READ MORE
Why do we say “Get your calcium-rich foods”, “Get enough Vitamin D”, and “Eat low-fat or fat-free dairy products?”
Why do I need to eat or drink calcium-rich foods and food containing Vitamin D?
These two nutrients can provide ... READ MORE
Food safety can be a big concern and problem in your home and across the world. Practicing the basic principles of food safety is key to avoiding a foodborne illness. We want you to be informed and educated about food safety.
In the United ... READ MORE