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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

Beef: Fat Composition & Human Health


February 28, 2022

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor Fat and human health Animal fat has been stigmatized due to an association with several diseases, from cardiovascular diseases to cancer. Consequently, consumption of beef, perceived to have a high fat content, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Science, Beef Cattle, Cattle, Education, Extension, Health, Nutrition

Storing Eggs


February 18, 2022

Refrigerate or Room Temperature If you buy commercially produced eggs (grocery store) then store eggs in your refrigerator. If you have hens and do not wash the eggs, then store eggs at room temperature.  If storing these eggs in the ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Work & Life
Tags: Egg Storage
A small head of broccoli with dark green leaves all around. Both the head and leaves have water droplets.

Freezing Fresh Broccoli: 2022 Food Check-Out Week


February 13, 2022

Food Preservation Saves You Money If you are like me, you may get a little overzealous at the farmer’s market or grocery store when the produce is looking extra fresh and crisp. Maybe there is a great ‘buy two, get the third free’ deal ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Cooking, Farm Tour, Food Check-out Week, Local Agriculture, Local Farms, Local Foods, SeminoleCountyAg, Thank A Farmer, Think Local

Fish of Florida: Atlantic Cubera Snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus) Species Profile


February 11, 2022

Atlantic Cubera Snapper, Lutjanus cyanopterus IGFA World Record: 124 lbs 12 oz, Garden Bank, Louisiana 2007 Florida Record: 116 lbs 6 oz, Clearwater 1979 For most current cubera snapper regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Blackened Fish, Boating, Ciguatera, Collier, Cook Your Catch, Cuban Snapper, Cubera, Cubera Snapper, Deep Sea, Deep Sea Fishing, Diving, Fillet, Fish, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Fry, Fisheries, Fishing, Freedive, Fried Fish, FWC, How To, Lee, Offshore, Paradise Coast, Reef, Regulation, Scuba, Sea Food, Sea Grant, Seasons, Snapper, Species Profile, Sustainable, SWFL

Engaging in Food Safety Behaviors Does Matter


February 8, 2022

There has been a renewed emphasis on food safety, handwashing, and other personal hygiene practices with the COVID-19 pandemic. Foodborne illness has been known for years to affect an estimated 48 million people each year with approximately ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Bacteria Can Spread Through Cross Contamination, Broward County, Chill, Clean, Cook, Cook Food To A Safe Internal Temperature, Covid-19, Food Borne Illness Reduced, Food Safety, Food Safety Matters, Food Safety; Cutting Boards, Food Thermometer, Foodborne Illness, Handwashing, Keep The Incidence Of Food Borne Illness Low, Personal Hygiene, Separate

Celebrate #NationalSoupDay by Trying a New Soup Recipe with Oysters


February 4, 2022

Did you know that February 4th is National Homemade Soup Day? Why not join in on this celebration by trying a new soup recipe that includes oysters. Florida oysters are available year-round.  Oyster harvest is mainly done in the cooler months ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Cooking, Family, Florida Sea Grant, Food Is Our Middle Name, NationalSoupDay, Seafood, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS, Youth
Soup Day Feb 4 2022

Homemade Vegetable Pho Soup for 2022 #NationalSoupDay February 4, 2022


February 4, 2022

Ken's Veggie Pho Soup Homemade vegetable pho soup is a delicious Vietnamese dish made with many herbs that can be grown in your own backyard in Florida.  Locally sourced produce used in my soup included sweet basil (Thai basil is also great ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Food Is Our Middle Name, Herbs, NationalSoupDay, Pho, Vegetables

Cut the Risk From Your Cutting Boards


January 28, 2022

The use of cutting boards during meal prep is a common practice when engaging in culinary techniques like cutting, slicing, dicing, and chopping. Cutting board options nowadays range from wood to nonporous surfaces such as plastic, glass, marble, ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Campylobacter, Chill, Chopping, Clean, Cleaning, Cook, Cross-contamination, Cut The Risk From Your Cutting Board, Cutting, Cutting Board, Dicing, Food And Illness, Food Safety; Cutting Boards, Food Scientists, Food Vehicle, Foodborne Illness, Harmful Bacteria, Meal Prep, Prevent Cross Contamination, Salmonella, Sanitizing, Separate, Sick, Slicing

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