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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

Follow the Rainbow for Good Health


March 1, 2022

The colors of the rainbow are beautiful and display in this order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Our food comes in a multitude of colors, which can be best seen in the produce section of the grocery store reflecting a ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: #FoodIsOurMiddleName, A Healthy Diet, Agriculture, Balanced Nutrition, Colorful Fruits And Vegetables, Delicious Fruits And Vegetables, Eating For Good Health, Florida, Florida Gardening, Florida Grown Produce, Florida Produce, Food Safety, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Good Nutrition, Health, Healthy, Healthy Produce, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Program, Moderation, MyPlate, Nutrition, Nutrition Month, Portion Control, Variety, Well-balanced Diet

Engaging in Food Safety Behaviors Does Matter


February 8, 2022

There has been a renewed emphasis on food safety, handwashing, and other personal hygiene practices with the COVID-19 pandemic. Foodborne illness has been known for years to affect an estimated 48 million people each year with approximately ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Bacteria Can Spread Through Cross Contamination, Broward County, Chill, Clean, Cook, Cook Food To A Safe Internal Temperature, COVID-19, Food Borne Illness Reduced, Food Safety, Food Safety Matters, Food Safety; Cutting Boards, Food Thermometer, Foodborne Illness, Handwashing, Keep The Incidence Of Food Borne Illness Low, Personal Hygiene, Separate

Cut the Risk From Your Cutting Boards


January 28, 2022

The use of cutting boards during meal prep is a common practice when engaging in culinary techniques like cutting, slicing, dicing, and chopping. Cutting board options nowadays range from wood to nonporous surfaces such as plastic, glass, marble, ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Campylobacter, Chill, Chopping, Clean, Cleaning, Cook, Cross Contamination, Cut The Risk From Your Cutting Board, Cutting, Cutting Board, Dicing, Food And Illness, Food Safety; Cutting Boards, Food Scientists, Food Vehicle, Foodborne Illness, Harmful Bacteria, Meal Prep, Prevent Cross Contamination, Salmonella, Sanitizing, Separate, Sick, Slicing

Important Hurricane Preparedness Resources


August 23, 2021

Hurricane Season is a great time to review available resources to remind us of tips and suggestions to include when engaging in your disaster and emergency preparedness plans. Here are several resources I have compiled for your information and ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Disaster Anxiety, Disaster Food Safety, Disaster Planning, Disaster Stress, Emergency Preparedness, Food And Water Needs During A Hurricane, Food Keeper, Foodborne Illness, Hurricane Preparedness; Helpful Resources; Food Safety; Non-perishables; Menu Planning During A Disaster, Hurricane Season June 1st To November 30th, Recommended Internal Cooking Temperatures Of Food, Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures, Self Care, Stocking Your Pantry

Sustainability in Urban Food Production in Broward County


July 13, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Why is Sustainable Urban Food Production Important? Globally, more than half of the population is living in urban areas that rely upon external supplies of resources, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Broward, Community Garden, Community Health, Extension, Hydroponics, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS Solutions, Urban Farming, Urban Food Systems, Urban Gardening

Consume Safe Drinking Water During an Emergency


February 17, 2021

Authors: Brenda Marty Jimenez, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Agent IV Amarat Simonne, Ph.D. UF/IFAS Extension, Professor and Extension Specialist Water directly out of your tap may not be safe to drink during an emergency. Boil water ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bacteria, Boil Water Advisory, Boil Water Order, Boiling Water, Broward County, CDC, Food Safety, Gardening, Handwashing, Public Health, Safe Drinking Water, Safe Water, UF/IFAS Solutions, Viruses, Water For Pets

Keep Food Safety in Mind at Your Super Bowl Party


February 4, 2021

Authors: Brenda Marty Jimenez, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Agent IV Amarat Simonne, Ph.D. UF/IFAS Extension, Professor and Extension Specialist   The Super Bowl may look a little different this year being that it is going ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Bacteria, Basic Food Safety Principles: Clean, Broward County, Chill, Cook, Double Dipping, Eating For Good Health, Florida, Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Hand Washing, Handwashing, Keep Food Safety In Mind, No Double Dipping, Pandemic, Separate, Super Bowl, Super Bowl Foods, UF/IFAS Solutions

Food Safety Tip: Do Not Wash Raw Chicken


January 21, 2021

If you have seen it written in any cookbook or have read materials out there telling you to wash raw chicken, it is a dangerous practice and it is the wrong thing to do, according to the latest research. FOOD SAFETY When teaching food safety ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bacteria, Campylobacter, Chicken Juices, Chill, Clean, Cook, Cooking Chicken, Do Not Wash Raw Chicken, Food Poisoning, Food Protection, Food Safety, Harmful Germs, Kill Germs By Cooking Not Washing, Microbes, Prevent Foodborne Illness, Recommendation About Washing Chicken, Research, Salmonella, Separate, Should I Wash Raw Chicken?, Splashing Of Chicken Juices, Washing Chicken, What Internal Temperature Should I Cook Chicken To?, When In Doubt Throw It Out

Hurricane Preparedness: Meal and Menu Planning


June 1, 2020

Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. We have seen the devastating effects to communities that have been hit hard by hurricanes, which are always a very real threat to Florida. Preparedness is one key to successfully weathering ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition,
Tags: Be Prepared, Boil Water Order, Breakfast, Cleaning Supplies, COVID-19, Dinner, Disaster, Disaster Menus, Disinfectant Wipes, Emergency Food Supply, Face Masks, Food Groups, Food Safety, Food Supply Kit, Hand Sanitizer, Hurricane Food Safety, Hurricane Meal Planning, Hurricane Meals, Hurricane Menus, Hurricane Preparedness During COVID-19, Hurricane Preparedness Matters, Hurricane Season, Hurricane Shopping, Hurricane Shopping List, June 1st To November 30th, Lunch, Menu, Menu Planning, MyPlate Food Groups, Non-perishables, Preparedness, Safe Cooking Water, Safe Drinking Water, Shopping List, Stock Your Pantry, UF/IFAS Solutions

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