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Eat Local: Lettuce

Locally grown foods boost the local economy, introduce the community to agriculture, and protect natural resources. Plus, they are fresher than foods that travel many miles. Even though eating local isn’t always an option, Florida does offer a… Read More

Keep It Clean: Kitchen Appliances

Although your kitchen may look clean, it can harbor harmful bacteria that can cause colds, foodborne illnesses, and more. If you clean your kitchen appliances routinely, however, you can rid your kitchen of bacteria and keep you and… Read More

Plastic in My Toothpaste?!

I didn’t use this title just to catch your attention; I used this title because it’s true. Some toothpaste products actually contain tiny pieces of plastic. Often the “stuff” that makes your toothpaste look pretty is really plastic… Read More

Chill! Or, How to Safely Thaw a (Thanksgiving) Turkey

By Dr. Maria Rometo Extension Agent II Thanksgiving is right around the corner, along with all the holiday planning of meals and guest lists. But how do you safely thaw that frozen turkey you purchased a few weeks… Read More

Keep It Clean: Washing Raw Foods

You may wonder whether you need to wash raw foods before you prepare them. While it’s true that certain foods should be washed before they’re eaten, washing other types of foods isn’t recommended. Learn the do’s and don’ts… Read More

Food Expiration Dates

Here’s a rundown of what “Sell-by,” “Best if Used By (or Before),” and “Use-By” dates mean, so you can enjoy your favorite foods longer and reduce food waste. More…

Halloween Safety Tips

From costumes to candy, keep this holiday safe and fun with our Halloween safety tips. Costumes Choose Safer Materials Fabric can easily catch fire if it brushes too close to a candle-lit jack-o’-lantern or luminary, so choose flame-resistant… Read More

Keep It Clean: Kitchen Sponges

Sponges are versatile for cleaning throughout the house. One of the most common places to use a sponge is the kitchen. Kitchen sponges may be used to wash dishes and clean counters, but they can also collect bacteria and… Read More