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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

Orange Juice is One Good Source of Vitamin C


May 4, 2022

Did you know, May 4th is National Orange Juice Day? Consider starting your day off with a glass of tasty orange juice or a fresh, sweet orange added to a healthy breakfast. Pack a delicious orange in your lunch.  Bring a bag or bowl of flavorful ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: #AllinforCitrus, #FoodIsOurMiddleName, #NOJD2022, 5 A Day, A Healthy Diet, Broward County, Calcium, Delicious, Delicious Fruits And Vegetables, Eating For Good Health, Enjoy Florida Orange Juice, Florida, Fortified, Healthy Breakfast, Hydration, Immunity And Vitamin, Immunity And Vitamin C, National Orange Juice Day, Orange Juice, Orange Segments, Orange Slices, Oranges, Pandemic And Flu Season, Pith, Recipes Using Oranges As An Ingredient, Vitamin C, Vitamin D

Healthy Spring Cleaning


May 2, 2022

By Brenda Marty-Jimenez, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Extension Agent IV Chris Kilbride, UF/IFAS Extension, Emeritus, Martin County, Extension Agent IV   Spring is in the air, time to clean and refresh your surroundings! ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Avoid Trip And Fall Hazards, Benefits Of Cleaning, Cleaning, Declutter, Engage In Spring Cleaning, Get Help If Needed, Great Benefits Of Cleaning, Healthy Cleaning, Involve The Family In Cleaning, Keep Motivated To Clean, Learn More About Cleaning, Make A Cleaning Checklist, Remove Dust And Allergens, Smaller Tasks, Spring Cleaning

Physical Activity and Diabetes


April 6, 2022

By Brenda Marty Jimenez, MHM, RDN, LDN, FAND, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Extension Agent IV Jeanna Rhoulhac, RDN, LD/N, CDCES: Nutritionist/Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Broward Health Community Health Services Being ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: 150 Minutes Of Exercise Per Week, Always Check With Your Healthcare Provider, Being Active, Blood Glucose, Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Exercise, Exercise And Diabetes Managment, Feel Less Anxious, Feel Less Stressed, Fit, Have Fun, Healthcare Provider, Improve Well-being, Lose Body Fat, Lower Blood Glucose, Make Exercise A Priority, Move More, Muscle Strength, Nonslip Footwear, Peoplw With Diabetes, Pre-diabetes, Regular Exercise, Self Care, Sit Less, Stay Hydrated, Test Blood Sugar, Walking, Wear Proper Fitting Shoes

Older Adults-Save Your Energy and Simplify


April 4, 2022

Older adults may have trouble getting everything done in a day.  The pandemic has slowed things down for many seniors, families, and consumers.  Now that things have begun to pick up, it’s a good idea to reevaluate our activities and prioritize ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Ask For Help When Needed, Avoid Stress, Balance Work And Breaks, Break Larger Tasks Into Smaller Tasks, Carry Smaller Loads, Check With Your Healthcare Provider, Clear Clutter, Conserve Energy, Create A Meal Plan, Develop Good Coping Mechanisms, Don't Rush, Elder Nutrition And Food Safety, Energy Drain, Exercise, Flexibility And Mobility, Get Regular Exercise, Limit Items Stored On High Shelves, Lower Stress, Maintain Strength, Make Time For Breaks, Older Adults, Organize, Pace Yourself, Peak Energy Times, Personal Hygiene, Plan, Plan Ahead, Quality Of Life, Rest, Save Energy, Save Your Energy, Simplify, Simplify Your Life, Sit, Sit In A Chair With Good Support, Stand, Take Deep Breaths, Take Good Care Of Yourself, Wear Comfortable Shoes

Follow the Rainbow for Good Health During Nutrition Month


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

Think healthy soup is boring? Not so fast!


February 4, 2022

Soup is a favorite food of many people and can be enjoyed any time of the year.  There are many options, and it can be a healthy and nutritious part of any meal. Crackers, bread sticks, croutons, and/or fresh crusty bread can be a nice compliment ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: #NationalSoupDay, Bowl Of Soup, Carrot, Enjoy The Flavors, Facebook Fb.me/ufifasnews, Food Is Our Middle Name, Healthy And Nutritious Part Of Any Meal, Instagram.com/ufifas_solutions, Lifetime Memories, Matzo Ball Soup, Matzo Ball Soup Recipe, Onions And Celery, Soup, Twitter @UF_IFAS

Thoughts of the Heart


February 1, 2022

With Valentine’s Day approaching, photos of red hearts, heart shaped boxes of chocolates, colored candy hearts, and all types of chocolate come to mind during the month of February.  Valentine’s Day just presents us all with another choice ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: A Healthy Diet, Avoid Being Sedentary, Be Wise About Your Portion Size, Choose Healthy Fats, Choose Red, Choose Red Fruits And Vegetables, Consume Fresh Fruit, Consume Fresh Fruits And Vegetables, Dark Chocolate, Engage In Portion Control, Exercise, February, Fill Your Heart With Positivity, Follow MyPlate Guidelines, Follow The Advice Of Your Health Care Provider, Gifts Of The Heart, Heart Health, Limit Added Sugars, Physical Activity, Practice Moderation, Reach Out To Others That May Be Isolated, Red Hearts, Schedule Annual Appointments With Your Health Care Provider, Stay Hydrated, Strawberries, Strive For A Healthy Weight, Thoughts Of The Heart, US Dietary Guidelines For Americans, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Gifts

New Year. New Thinking.


January 21, 2022

This is the time many people are thinking about new ideas, things they want to change and resolutions to be made to make for a better year.  Thoughts, actions, and knowledge matter when making healthy changes. Here are some ideas to consider ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Caring, Compassion, Diet, Exercise, Food Safety, Handwashing, Hydration, Kindness, Mindfulness, New Thinking, New Year, Resolutions, Self Care, Sleep, Thoughts Matter

Fire Preparedness Matters


October 31, 2021

There are more and more reports in the news about home fires, prescribed burns, unplanned wildfires and other fire hazards around the country and world. Fire preparedness matters in the kitchen, home and in your community. I have a few ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster Preparedness, Evacuation; To Go Bag, Fire Preparedness Plan; Wildfires; Stove Safety; Supervise Children; Supervise Young Children When Cooking; Film And Photograph Contents Of Home, Fire; Fire Preparedness; Fire Department; Fire Extinguisher; Be Prepared;, Indoor Fires; Outdoor Fires; Prescribed Burns; Cooking Safety, Kitchen Fires; Fire Hazard; Air Quality, Prevent Kitchen Fires, Prevent Outdoor Cooking Fires, Stress; Anxiety, To-go Bag, To-go Bag Contents

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