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Heat, Hydration, and Dehydration: Fire Safety and Preparedness


August 1, 2022

This is the 5th blog in this series. So far, we have covered knowing the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness, sources of water, tips to drink more water, and ideas to beat the heat and stay safe. Next, I am going to cover some tips ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Be Careful With Fireworks, Broward County, Clean Debris From Your Property, Dangers Of The Risk Of Fire, Fire Can Break Out Quickly, Fire Preparedness, Fire Protection, Fire Safety, Follow Burning Regulations, Have A Plan, Heat Hydration And Dehydration, How To Use A Fire Extinguisher, Hydration, Know Evacuation Routes, Know Where Evacuation Shelters Are Located, PASS, Stay Safe, Steps To Prepare, UF/IFAS Solutions, What Can I Do For Fire Safety?, Wildfires

Heat, Hydration, and Dehydration:  Defeat the Heat


July 27, 2022

This is the 4th blog in this series. Keeping cool is part of good health. We have seen dangerous rising temperatures here and in other countries, triggering conditions and outcomes we have not seen before. It is very important to consider ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Broward County, Care For Pets, Defeat The Heat, Dehydration, Eating For Good Health, Extreme Heat Is A Threat To Our Wellbeing, Heat Hydration And Dehydration, Hydrate, Hydration, Keep Cool In Heat, Pet Paws On Pavement, Prevent Dehydration, Prevent Heat Related Illness, Risk To Our Health, Service Air Conditioner, Suggestions To Defeat The Heat, Take A Source Of Water With You, Tips To Defeat The Heat, UF/IFAS Solutions

Heat, Hydration, and Dehydration: Know the Signs and Symptoms 


July 15, 2022

This is the 1st blog in this series. It is hot in Florida and around the country. We need to be mindful of keeping our bodies properly hydrated. Bring a source of water with you when working, playing, gardening, biking, running, and/or enjoying ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Broward County, Heat, Heat Hydration And Dehydration, Heat Related Illness, Hydration, UF/IFAS Solutions

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

Get Health Benefits this Summer! Focus on Fruits and Vegetables 


July 1, 2022

Want to get healthier this summer? As part of an overall healthy diet, eating fruits and vegetables, that are lower in calories, instead of some other higher-calorie food, may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake and lower body weight. ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: 5 Food Groups, Broward County, Container Gardening, Diet, Fiber, Fruit, Fruits And Vegetables, Fruits And Vegetables Contain Water, Gardening A Great Outdoor Activity, Gardening Considerations, Health Benefits, Herbs, How Many Fruits And Vegetables Should I Eat Each Day?, MyPlate, Nutritional Intake, Overall Healthy Diet, Potassium, Reap The Benefits Of Healthy Eating, Stay Hydrated, Summer Health Benefits, Think Wise, Vegetable, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Watch Portion Size

Provide for Wildlife- The Malachite Butterfly


June 24, 2022

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. Have you ever thought about what happens when a native wooded area is cleared for a building ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: #UFBugs, Butterflies, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Insects, Landscapes, Lepidoptera, Malachite, Nature Conservation, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Urban Area, Urban Environments

Hurricane Readiness for Families, Consumers, and Pets


May 12, 2022

Hurricane Season runs from June 1st thru November 30th in Florida.  Are you prepared? Have you thought about your important documents, nonfood emergency supplies, medications, pantry needs, food and water supplies and survival of your pets ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Batteries, Battery Operated Tv And Radio, Broward County, Cook, Disaster Meals, Disaster Menus, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Preparedness And Your Pets, Eating For Good Health, Food And Water Supplies, Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Hurricane Food Safety, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane Preparedness; Helpful Resources; Food Safety; Non-perishables; Menu Planning During A Disaster, Hurricane Season Runs From June 1st Thru November 30th, Important Phone Numbers During A Disaster, Items To Secure, Non-perishables, Nutrition, Pantry Preparation, Pet Needs, Secure Important Documents

Orange Juice is One Good Source of Vitamin C


May 4, 2022

Did you know, May 4th is National Orange Juice Day? Consider starting your day off with a glass of tasty orange juice or a fresh, sweet orange added to a healthy breakfast. Pack a delicious orange in your lunch.  Bring a bag or bowl of flavorful ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: #AllinforCitrus, #FoodIsOurMiddleName, #NOJD2022, 5 A Day, A Healthy Diet, Broward County, Calcium, Delicious, Delicious Fruits And Vegetables, Eating For Good Health, Enjoy Florida Orange Juice, Florida, Fortified, Healthy Breakfast, Hydration, Immunity And Vitamin, Immunity And Vitamin C, National Orange Juice Day, Orange Juice, Orange Segments, Orange Slices, Oranges, Pandemic And Flu Season, Pith, Recipes Using Oranges As An Ingredient, Vitamin C, Vitamin D

Healthy Spring Cleaning


May 2, 2022

By Brenda Marty-Jimenez, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Extension Agent IV Chris Kilbride, UF/IFAS Extension, Emeritus, Martin County, Extension Agent IV   Spring is in the air, time to clean and refresh your surroundings! ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Avoid Trip And Fall Hazards, Benefits Of Cleaning, Cleaning, Declutter, Engage In Spring Cleaning, Get Help If Needed, Great Benefits Of Cleaning, Healthy Cleaning, Involve The Family In Cleaning, Keep Motivated To Clean, Learn More About Cleaning, Make A Cleaning Checklist, Remove Dust And Allergens, Smaller Tasks, Spring Cleaning

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