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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?

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

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

Broward County Celebrates 22 Years of “Water Matters”, March 9th.

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March 6, 2024

Broward does it best! Every year for the past 22, Broward County, FL has been educating its citizens on the importance of water conservation with Water Matters Day. This year, it falls on March 9th, from 9 AM - 3 PM at Tree Tops Park, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Climate Change, FFL, Heat Island, NatureScape, Newsletter, Trees, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Urban Forest, Urban Landscape, Water Quality

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

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?

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

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