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Marvelous Mangroves!

donna corbelli castro
November 27, 2023

Iconic signature of tropical coastlines Visitors to Florida like to associate palm trees with the tropics, but for those who know them, mangroves are really the iconic coastal signature of the topics. Worldwide, there are 50 species ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: FDEP, Importance Of Mangroves, Mangroves, Native Trees, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Protection For Mangroves, Tree Pruning

There’s a Party Going On in That Soil!

donna corbelli castro
November 22, 2023

Soil is not dirt. There's a lot of talk these days about the microbiome, beneficial bacteria, soil food web and other names for the often invisible life in the soil.  Many people don't realize that the soil beneath them is not some inert substance.  ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, , Work & Life
Tags: Agroecology, Climate Change, Food, Germ Theory, Microbiome, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Regenerative Farming, Soil, Soil Food Web, Terrain Theory, Thanksgiving

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

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?

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