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

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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

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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

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Reduce Food Waste: 10 Ways to Use Rotisserie Chicken

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March 1, 2024

Why reduce food waste? This simple procedure can save you money and help the environment. It takes the farming and agriculture industry a lot of time and resources to grow/raise, produce, and bring food to your table. It is economical to ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Chicken Is A Source Of Protein, Food Safety, How Can I Reduce Food Waste?, MyPlate Nutrition, Recipes For Using Cooked Chicken, Reduce Food Waste, Save Money

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

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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

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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 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

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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

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About World Food Safety Day

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June 6, 2023

Food safety can be a big concern and problem in your home and across the world. Practicing the basic principles of food safety is key to avoiding a foodborne illness. We want you to be informed and educated about food safety. In the United ... READ MORE

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Gator Nation Giving Day in Broward County

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February 15, 2023

Giving to the Gator Nation isn't just for Gainesville It's often said that "The Gator Nation is everywhere". Many people don't realize just how true that is here in Florida. All 67 counties of Florida have a piece of the university in them- ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, Alexandra Goetz, Broward 4-H, Broward County, Extension, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Youth

Celebrate National Pumpkin Day

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October 26, 2022

It’s National Pumpkin Day! This is the time of year to celebrate everything pumpkin and recognize this squash for its history and traditions. If pumpkins are part of your holiday celebrations, enjoy them in all forms, colors, uses, and flavors! Pumpkins ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
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