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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?

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

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

Florida-Friendly Landscaping -My Slice of Paradise


May 24, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo   What motivates people to adopt and model sustainable landscape practices in their urban landscapes? Meet Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Keith ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: #IFASWater, Bromeliads, Broward, Conserve Water, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Florida Gardening, Native Plants, Right Place Right Plant, Water

Working with Water Connects Us All-the Water Ambassador Program.


January 28, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo To make a difference concerning the issues surrounding water quality and quantity in our urban landscapes, we must understand how we interact and connect with ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: #IFASWater, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Florida Gardening, Gallons Of Water, Sources Of Water, Urban Environments, Urban Horticulture, Urban Tree Canopy, Water Conservation, Water Management, Water Quality

Portion Control Matters. Portion Size Matters.

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January 13, 2023

Portion sizes have changed noticeably over the years. They have gotten bigger and so have humans. Extra portions may lead to extra weight. It is hard to set limits when you eat without boundaries. Many people don’t know what a healthy portion ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: A Healthy Diet, Diet, Health, Limit High Calorie Foods And Beverages, Maintain A Healthy Weight, MyPlate, Obesity, Portion Control, Portion Size, Read Nutrition Labels, Resolutions For The New Year, Use Smaller Dinner Plates, Weight Loss

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Broward County Project Recognitions-La Finca


January 5, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo   What motivates people to adopt and model sustainable landscape practices in their urban landscapes? Meet Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Jeannie ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Attract Wildlife, Birds, Broward County, Butterflies, Edible Landscape, FFL, Finca, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscape, Food Forest, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Provide For Wildlife, Urban Environments

Make Your Holidays Bright

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December 20, 2022

The holidays can be a festive and beautiful time of year for many, but for others, it can be a very sad, nostalgic, and lonely time. The holiday season can bring about a range of different emotions. We are all different and experience our lives ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Work & Life
Tags: Be Kind, Be Realistic, Contribute To A Charity, Do What You Enjoy, Eat Healthy, Engage In Positive Thinking, Feeling Blue, Feeling Sad, Focus On Self Care, Get Plenty Of Sleep, Give Back, Happy Holidays, Help Someone In Need, Holidays, Isolation, Loneliness During The Holidays, Plan Ahead This Holiday Season, Reasons To Exercise, Sadness, Set Reasonable Expectations, Stay Hydrated, Stick To Your Budget, Stress And Coping, Suicide And Crisis Hotline, Tips To Make The Holidays Bright, Volunteer

UF/IFAS Extension Summer Internship Programs in Broward County


July 5, 2022

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Welcome, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Broward County, Composting, Container Gardening, Critters, Entomology, Extension, Florida Gardening, Food Waste, Food Waste Prevention, Gardening, Internships, Invertebrates, MGVs, Urban Area, Urban Horticulture, Vermicomposting

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