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New tool helps strengthen local food systems


August 12, 2022

Effective food systems– which include the people, processes and places involved with moving food from local farm to plates – provide equity, sustainability, profitability and resiliency to communities. UF/IFAS researchers conducted a study ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Community Food Systems, Farmer's Market, Farmers Markets, Food Policy, Food System, Food Systems, Local, Local Food, Local Markets, Small Urban Farm, Small Urban Farms, Toolkit, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Production

Monkeypox: Why do “neutral, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing” disease names matter?


August 11, 2022

The name “monkeypox” ⎼ Viruela símica, 猴痘, variole du singe, vaiolo delle scimmie, Affenpocken, मंकीपॉक्स ⎼ is more than just a “misnomer”. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the term “monkeypox”, ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Circular Health, Climate Change, Covid-19, IFAS One Health, Monkeypox, One Health, Sustainable Development Goals

Find Your Frugal: Save on school lunches


August 11, 2022

About this series Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the years-long COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide, from grocery shelves to gas pumps. In an ongoing effort to help people – ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Find Your Frugal, Rebecca Elliott, School Lunches, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County

The Faces Of Urban Agriculture: Meet the 4-H Interns


August 8, 2022

There are a ton of internships available for high school students across Miami-Dade County, but not many compare to a 4-H experience like this! Meet the future of Urban Agriculture. Six students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools are spending ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Florida, Hydroponics, Miami, Miami-Dade, South Florida, Summer Internship, Urban Agriculture, Youth Development

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

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