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All About Saturated Fat


June 2, 2023

Saturated fat is a type of dietary fat that can be harmful to your heart and blood vessels. Not all fats are the same. Saturated fat is found in foods such as pork, lard, lamb, beef, poultry skin, shortening, whole milk, and butter. Saturated ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Canola Oil, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Disease And Diet, Eating For Good Health, Good Health, Heart Health Diet, How Do I Lower My LDL Cholesterol?, LDL Cholesterol And How To Lower, Maintain Good Health, Mediterranean Diet, Monounsaturated Fat, Olive Oil, Polyunsaturated Fat, Read Food Labels, Replace Saturated Fats With Polyunsaturated And Monounsaturated Fats, Saturated Fat, Sesame Oil, Trim Visible Fat From Meat, US Dietary Guidelines 2020-2025, What Should I Eat?

Control Your Cholesterol


June 1, 2023

Many people have been told to watch their cholesterol level and dietary intake because their bloodwork showed a high cholesterol reading. Cholesterol is a type of fat that is carried in your blood. You can take steps to manage your cholesterol ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Cholesterol, Diet, Exercise, Heart Attack, Heart Disease And Stroke, Heart Health, Lifestyle Factors, Portion Size, Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease, Saturated Fat, Take Care Of Your Heart, Told To Lower My Cholesterol, Unsaturated Fat, Watch Your Cholesterol Level, What Can I Do To Control My Cholesterol?, What Effects Your Cholesterol?, What Is Cholesterol?

Stay Active for Better Health


June 1, 2023

Staying physically active has so many benefits! Your body is meant to move. No matter your age or fitness level, you can add more activity to your life. Engaging in cardiac/aerobic, strength, and flexibility exercises all have their benefits. ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: 150 Minutes Of Exercise Per Week, Active Lifestyle, Be Active Your Entire Life, Benefits Of Exercise, Cardiac, Commit To Being Active, Consult With Your Healthcare Provider, Control Your Weight, Diet, Eating Healthier And Being Active, Exercise, Fitness Apps, Jogging, Kayaking, Move More Sit Less, MyPlate, MyPlate Nutrition, Physical Activity, Physical Activity Plan, Pickleball, Skateboarding, Step Tracker, Strength And Flexibility Exercises, Track Your Daily Steps, Wearable Device, Well-balanced Diet

The Time for Mixed Mowable Species has Come

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May 11, 2023

A lawn by any other name... The "lawn" is a cult phenomenon in the United States.   Somewhere along the line, we associated a monoculture of a single grass species with the ultimate achievement in landscaping.  Unfortunately, this mindset ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Alternative Lawns, Ecology, Featured Hot Topic, FFL, Florida Friendly, Landscape Ecology, Lawns, Mixed Mowable Species, Mixed Turf, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Plant Diversity, Sustainability, Turf

Broward Extension Shares Resources for Mitigating Historic Flooding


April 14, 2023

Broward County Florida experienced unprecedented, historic flooding, like we have never seen before. We had repeated flash flood and tornado warnings which weren’t for the faint of heart. The downpour of rain didn’t seem to stop. The skies ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Avoid Speeding, Be Kind, Be Resilient, Broward County, Chemicals In Water, Contaminated Water, Disaster, Disaster Anxiety, Disaster Planning, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Preparedness And Your Pets, Disaster Suggestions, Don't Let Kids Play In Flood Water, Don't Walk In Flood Water, Engage In Self Care, Flood Resources, Flooding, Flooding In Broward County, Have A To-go Bag, Historic Flooding, Keep Flood Insurance Up To Date, Keep Homeowners Insurance Up To Date, Keep Medications On Hand, Manage Stress, Mitigate Extreme Flooding, Protect Open Cuts And Wounds, Safety, Stay Informed, Uf Ifas Extension Solutions, UF/IFAS Resources, Use Caution When Driving In Flood Water

Think About Reducing Food Waste Today


April 11, 2023

What can you do to prevent food waste? Money lost due to food waste could be spent in other ways.  It is economical to avoid wasting food in your home. Need some motivating ideas? 7 Ideas on How You Can Reduce Food Waste in Your Own Home: ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: #FoodIsOurMiddleName, #FoodWastePreventionWeek2023, Buy Wisely, Cook Just Enough, Cooking Food, Cooking With Food Scraps, Create A Shopping List, Don't Waste Food, Food Tossed In The Trash, Food Waste Prevention Week, Food Waste Prevention Week 2023, How Can I Reduce Food Waste?, Organize Your Food Supplies, Prevent Food Waste, Reduce Food Waste, Reduce Food Waste Now, Serving Food, Shop, Shop Wisely

Sustainable Gardening-How to Grow Microgreens at Home


April 6, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo What are Microgreens? Microgreens are emerging specialty crops that have become increasingly popular in recent years. They are young, tender greens harvested ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Broward, Community, Community Garden, Florida Gardening, Food, Growing Food, Master Gardener Program, Master Gardener Volunteer, Microgreens, Pea Shoots, Science

Enjoy Seasonal Strawberries


March 27, 2023

National Strawberry Month is celebrated during the month of May. It’s a good time to think about eating, growing, picking, serving and storing delicious and sweet strawberries. Strawberries are grown year round and Florida grows a lot of berries. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Cutting Boards, Diet, Eat Plenty Of Fruit And Vegetables, Enjoy Strawberries, Flavored Water, Florida, Follow MyPlate Guidelines, Food Safety, Food Waste Prevention Week, Freezing Strawberries, Fresh Produce, Fruit, Good Health, Growing Strawberries, Heart Shaped Berries, Immunity And Vitamin C, Master Gardener, MyPlate, National Strawberry Month, Nutrition, Prevent Food Waste, Prevent Foodborne Illness, Reduce Chronic Disease, Strawberries, Strawberry, Strawberry Farms, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Salad, Strawberry Yogurt Parfait, UF/IFAS Solutions, Vitamin C, Wash Cutting Boards, Wash Hands For 20 Seconds, Washing Strawberries, Well Balanced Meals, Well-balanced Diet, White Strawberries

Take Care of Your Heart


February 1, 2023

This is a good time of the year to evaluate ways to prevent heart disease with lifestyle and dietary changes. Extension programs and other UF/IFAS resources can help. We teach classes on topics such as Keeping the Pressure Down, Let’s Walk ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Be The Best You Can Be, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Disease And Diet, Don't Smoke, Exercise, February Is Heart Month, Healthy For Life, Heart Disease Prevention, Heart Health, Heart Healthy Diet, Heart Month, Know The Risk Factors For Heart Disease, Manage Stress, Nutrition, Risk Factors, Smoking And Secondhand Smoke, Take Care Of Your Heart, Well Balanced Meals, Well-balanced Diet

Portion Control Matters. Portion Size Matters.


January 13, 2023

Portion sizes have changed noticeably over the years. They have gotten bigger and so have humans. Extra portions may lead to extra weight. It is hard to set limits when you eat without boundaries. Many people don’t know what a healthy portion ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: A Healthy Diet, Diet, Health, Limit High Calorie Foods And Beverages, Maintain A Healthy Weight, MyPlate, Obesity, Portion Control, Portion Size, Read Nutrition Labels, Resolutions For The New Year, Use Smaller Dinner Plates, Weight Loss

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