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Go Bananas on National Banana Day!

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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

Planning for the 2024 Eclipse

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April 7, 2024

I’ve been pondering something recently. What will I be doing and thinking about during my 2024 Eclipse experience on April 8, 2024? Those of you that know me, know that I’m a thinker and a planner.  I was fearful of the 1979 eclipse. ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Appreciation, Be Kind, Body And Soul, Evaluate Your Goals, Goal Setting, Gratefulness, Health, Learn About An Eclipse, Mind, My Eclipse To Do List, Physical And Mental Health, Protect Your Eyes, Quality Of Life, Reflect On Goals Dreams And Aspirations, Reflect On Your Goals, Self Care, Spread Kindness, Weather Change, Weather Changes During An Eclipse, Wellbeing, What To Do During An Eclipse, What's Is All About?

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


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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

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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?

National Nutrition Month: Beyond the Table

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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

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

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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