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Be Aware of the Risks of Eating Raw Oysters


August 26, 2022

Seafood is one of those foods people find delicious and a special treat when dining out. Many cultures have it as a mainstay of their meals. Seafood can be a nutritious part of a well-balanced and varied diet. This blog will focus on ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Avoid Cross Contamination, Broward County, Check The Certified Shippers Tag On Raw Oysters, Clean, Consuming Raw Or Undercooked Meat, Consuming Raw Oysters, Cook, Cooking Oysters, Eating For Good Health, Eating Raw Oysters, Extension, Food Safety, Food Safety Considerations When Cooking Oysters, Foodborne Illness, High Risk For Vibrio Infection, Immunocompromised People, Maintain Good Health, Prevent Foodborne Illness, Reducing The Risks Of Vibrio Intection, Restaurant Advisories, Risk Associated With Consuming Raw Shellfish, Separate, Symptoms Of Vibrio, Tips For Eating Oysters, Vibrio, Vibrio Infection, Waters Where Oysters Are Cultivated

Jaboticaba – A Fruit Worth the Wait

donna corbelli castro
August 25, 2022

  This fruit tree is a superstar in Brazil. In the plant world, there are some superstars.  Sometimes it's because of their beauty, like roses and orchids.  Sometimes it's due to their usefulness like corn and bamboo.  Sometimes it's ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Brazil, Brazilian Grape, Fruit Trees, Jaboticaba, Myrciaria Cauliflora, Newsletter, Plinia Cauliflora

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: Tips to drink more water


July 19, 2022

This is the 3rd blog in this series. Over the past 20 years, I have heard many program participants and clientele state that they don’t like to drink water, or they never drink water. This attitude always surprises me because water is so ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: And Dehydration: Tips To Drink More Water, Be Cautious Of The Impacts Of Heat On Your Health, Extreme Heat, Featured, Heat, Heat Hydration And Dehydration, Hot Working Environment, Hydration, Signs And Symptoms Of Heat-related Illness, Sources Of Water, Tips To Increase Water Intake

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

Five Reasons to Start Exercising Today


June 22, 2022

There are many benefits to staying active and getting regular exercise.  One of the best things you can do for your health and wellbeing is to prioritize getting some type of exercise every day. Need a reason to exercise? Being active ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 5 Reasons To Exercise, Benefits To Staying Active, Broward County, Check With Your Health Care Team, Community, Control Body Weight, Control Stress, Cool Down, Exercise, Expend Energy, Extension, Get Enough Sleep, Get Regular Exercise, How Much Sleep Do I Need, Hydrate, Living Longer, Make Exercise A Priority, Prevent Dehydration, Quality Of Life, Reduce Risks, Sleep Better, Stretch, Strong Bones And Muscles, Warm Up

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