How do you approach meal planning? Maybe you plan your menus weeks at a time while others may go for the day-by-day or meal-by-meal approach. Meal planning is essential when it comes to making sure you and your family are getting the nutrients ... READ MORE
Making healthy food choices is a challenge of willpower for many of us, but for others it simply isn’t an option. According to a USDA report, more than 38 million people in the U.S. experienced food insecurity in 2020. Food insecurity is defined ... READ MORE
August is Clear the Animal Shelter Month
What better time than during the Clear an Animal Shelter Adoption Campaign to adopt a pet? What might be some of the benefits to pet owners?
A recent article from the University of Florida News showed ... READ MORE
July and August are undoubtedly the hottest months here in Florida. One step outside and you’re already drenched in sweat, wishing you were back inside with some air conditioning. Staying hydrated is key to help prevent dehydration during ... READ MORE
Authored by Amanda Decker
UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern
Graduating UF CALS December, 2022
B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics
What Exactly Are Microgreens?
Florida offers year round gardening, ... READ MORE
Some of today’s most pressing issues in society include the prevalence of chronic diseases, food, and financial insecurities. (The UF/IFAS Extension Roadmap, 2013). Addressing these challenges, UF/IFAS Extension Central District Family and ... READ MORE
April 4th-8th, 2022 is Food Waste Prevention Week!
There is an estimated 30-40 percent of food waste in the United States, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). What is food waste and what can we do to prevent it? ... READ MORE
With spring break behind us, it won’t be long until school is out, and parents are looking for quality activities for their children. The Orange County 4-H Program is offering several day camp opportunities this summer that can keep kids learning ... READ MORE
Fiber: It Moves me!
Have you ever wondered how much fiber you need in your diet? Well, you’re in the right place at the right time! Fiber is very important to include in your diet daily to maintain your digestive health. Just like a car ... READ MORE
Authored by Angelika Keene
Last week of October and first week of November are Mobility week. Mobility Week is a celebration of making smart, efficient, and safe multimodal transportation choices. In honor of mobility week this blog post ... READ MORE