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Re-think Your Beverage Choices


May 8, 2024

Do you drink many sugar sweetened drinks like regular soda, sweet tea or flavored coffee beverages? Maybe it is time to re-think your drink, as we say at Extension, and switch to non-sugary, healthier beverage choices. Water is an example of ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: 100% Fruit Juice, Added Sugar, Added Sugars, Better Health, Broward County, Budget, Calories From Sugar Can Add Up, Eating For Good Health, Empty Calories, How Many Teaspoons Of Sugar Are There In A Bottle Of Soda?, Hydration, Limit Added Sugar, Limit Added Sugars, MyPlate And Beverage Choices, Re-think Your Drink, Stick To Your Budget, Think Nutrition And Health, Tight Budgets, Why Should I Rethink My Drink?

Connecting Future UF Alums to UF Extension-Meet Abraham Cuadrado


April 28, 2024

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo What is the UF/IFAS Extension Internship Program? The UF Internship program is a collaboration between the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and the UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: #FoodIsOurMiddleName, #urban, Broward Parks, Community Garden, Extension, Food Security, Urban Environments, Urban Food Systems, Volunteers

Go Bananas on National Banana Day!


April 17, 2024

Bananas are a popular food item and a favorite of many people. Many write the word – “bananas” on their grocery list week after week. Bananas are a long-standing fruit staple item in many households and are affordable.  I remember my ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: April National Banana Day, Banana, Banana Bread, Banana Bread Recipe, Banana Favorite Fruit, Banana Smoothie, Bananas, Bananas Are A Convenient Grab And Go Food Item, Bananas Are A Quick Snack, Broward, Broward County, Eating For Good Health, Eating Fruit Has Many Health Benefits, Extension, Florida, Gardening, Growing Bananas In FL, Growing Bananas In Your Florida Home Landscape, How Can I Reduce Food Waste?, National Banana Day, Nutrition And Bananas, Potasium, Reduce Food Waste And Use Up Ripe Bananas, UF/IFAS Solutions, What Is Tne Nutritional Value Of A Banana??, Where Do I Find Recipes Using Bananas

Minimizing Food Waste in Urban Landfills


April 2, 2024

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent  Lorna Bravo   Did you know that Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic estimates that approximately 40% of food produced annually is never consumed in the ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water
Tags: Community, Composting, Vermicomposting

13 QUICK TIPS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE: Just do it!


April 1, 2024

Food waste prevention is a big deal. A lot of money is lost each year linked to food waste. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6723314/  Food waste prevention steps can save money, reduce hunger in our communities, help you get your ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: #FoodIsOurMiddleName, #FoodWastePreventionWeek2024, Broward, Broward County, Eating For Good Health, Extension, Food Keeper App, Food Safety, Food Waste Can Be Prevented, Food Waste Reduction Suggestions, How Can I Prevent Food Waste?, How Can I Reduce Food Waste?, How To Be A Food Waste Prevention Hero?, Quick Tips To Reduce Food Waste, Reduce Food Waste Now, Save Food Dollars, Save Money, Save Money By Preventing Food Waste, UF/IFAS Solutions, Zero Food Waste

Pressure Canner Gauge Testing in Broward County


March 19, 2024

Canning can be a fun, safe and economical way to preserve food at home.  Canning favorite products to be enjoyed by family and friends can be a pleasant experience and a source of pride and joy for many families and consumers. Call to ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Botulism, Broward County, Canning, Canning Is Fun, Canning Safety, Destroying Bacteria, Economical To Engage In Canning, Enjoy Canning, Gaskets, Get Your Pressure Canner Guage Tested To See If It Is Reading Correctly, It's Time To Get Your Pressure Gauge Tested, Low-acid Foods, Pressure Gauge, Presto Canner, Test Gauge Once Per Year, University Of Georgia National Center For Home Food Preservation, Using Pressure Canners, Where Can I Get My Pressure Canner Gauge Tested?, Where To Get Pressure Canner Gauge Tested Locally?

South Florida Community Urban Food HUB


March 15, 2024

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo & UF Intern Abraham Cuadrado Did you know that 15% of the world’s food is grown in urban areas? From backyard community gardens to vacant lots along highways ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agroecology, Community, Community Garden, Conservation, Conserve Water, Edible Landscaping, Education, Food Justice, HUB, Soil Health, Sustainability, Urban Horticulture, Volunteers

National Nutrition Month: Beyond the Table


March 13, 2024

This year's National Nutrition Month® theme is "Beyond the Table," which addresses the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition, from food production and distribution to navigating grocery stores and farmers markets. It also describes the various ways ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Develop Healthful Eating Patterns, Eat Healthy Snacks, Eatright, Engage In Home Food Safety, Engage In Physical Activityu, Engage In Self Care, Fight Food Waste, Food Safety, Get Enough Sleep, Grocery Shopping, Habits For A Lifetime, Healthy Messages, Hydration, Incorporate Physical Activity, Learn Cooking Skills, Make 1/2 Your Plate Fruit And Vegetables, Make A Menu, Make Informed Choices, MyPlate, National Nutrition Month, Nutrition, Nutrition Month In March, Nutritious Choices, Reduce Food Waste, Use A Grocery List

Fish and Seafood Safety


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 


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?

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