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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

Healthy Snacking

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August 3, 2023

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

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Choose Snacks That Are Low In Sodium, Engage In Food Safety, Enjoy The Benefits Of Healthy Snacks, Focus On Fruit And Vegetables, Have A Snacking Plan, Healthy Snacking, Nutrient Dense Snacks, Prepare Snacks The Night Before, Snacking, Sugar And Saturated Fat, What Are Healthy Snacks?, What Is A Healthy Snack?

Connecting Future UF Alums to UF Extension-Meet UF Intern Sarah Marc

July 26, 2023

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, NATURAL RESOURCES, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Work & Life
Tags: #IFASWater, #urban, Florida-Friendly Landscape, Intern, Landscapes, Research, Uf Ifas Extension Solutions, UF Interns

Dietary Fiber

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July 5, 2023

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? Healthy ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Bran, Broward County, Dietary Fiber, Digestion, Digestive Health, Eat Fiber Rich Foods, Eating For Good Health, Fiber, Germ And Endosperm, Grain Kernel, How Much Fiber Do I Need, Is Fiber Beneficial?, Popcorn, Prevent Constipation, UF/IFAS Solutions, White Rice Versus Brown Rice, Whole Grains, Why Do I Need Fiber?

Sweet and Tasty Watermelon

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July 5, 2023

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. MyPlate ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Broward County, Cutting Watermelon, Eat Plenty Of Fruit And Vegetables, Eating For Good Health, Follow MyPlate Guidelines, Food Safety, Gardening, Growing Watermelon, Handling A Watermelon Safely, Handling Watermelon, Health Benefits, Master Gardener Program, Master Gardeners, Nutritional Value Of Watermelon, Refreshing Watermelon, UF/IFAS Solutions, Watermelon, Watermelon And Hydration, Watermelon Recipes

Review your Hurricane Plan and Resource Links from Extension Today!

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June 26, 2023

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

Category: Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #Hurricane, Be Ready For Hurricane Season, Broward, Community, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Preparedness Matters, Eating For Good Health, Extension, Food And Water Needs During A Hurricane, Hurricane Food Safety, Hurricane Meal Planning, Hurricane Preparedness, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Water

Calcium and Vitamin D are Important Nutrients

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June 25, 2023

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

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Always Follow Your Healthcare Provider's Advice, Calcium, Calcium Is A Mineral, Cheese, Consume Dairy Products, Eat Calcium Rich Foods, Eat Low-fat Or Fat-free Dairy Products, Fortified Soy Milk, Get Enough Vitamin D Every Day, Herring, How Much Calcium Do I Need?, Keep Bones Stong, Milk, MyPlate, MyPlate Dairy Group, Osteoporosis, Salmon, Sources Of Calcium, Sources Of Vitamin D, The Blue Group On MyPlate, The Dairy Group, Vitamin D, Yogurt

About World Food Safety Day

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June 6, 2023

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

Category: Food Safety, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Change Behaviors, Chill, Clean, Cook, Cook Food To The Proper And Safe Internal Temperature.., FightBAC, Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Handwashing, How Do I Avoid Harmful Bacteria?, How Do I Keep My Food Safe To Eat?, Keep Food Safe To Eat., Learn About Food Safety., Practice Good Food Safety Techniques., Prevent Foodborne Illness, Separate, World Food Safety Day

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