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Staying Well through the Holidays: Stay Active

December 4, 2023

During the holidays most people feel like they are constantly on the run, but are you staying active enough to Stay Well? It is recommended that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Celebration, Christmas, Hanukkah, Holiday, Kwanzaa, Physical Activity, Stay Well, Thanksgiving, Wellness

There’s a Party Going On in That Soil!

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November 22, 2023

Soil is not dirt. There's a lot of talk these days about the microbiome, beneficial bacteria, soil food web and other names for the often invisible life in the soil.  Many people don't realize that the soil beneath them is not some inert substance.  ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, , Work & Life
Tags: Agroecology, Climate Change, Food, Germ Theory, Microbiome, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Regenerative Farming, Soil, Soil Food Web, Terrain Theory, Thanksgiving

Staying Well through the Holidays: Plan Your Holiday Eating

November 20, 2023

Thanksgiving week as arrived and you are working hard to Stay Well this holiday season!! But now the panic is setting in because either you are going to someone else's house or you aren't preparing all the dishes. You will be surrounded by ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, , Work & Life
Tags: Christmas, Cooking, Drinks, Food, Gathering, Hanukkah, Health, Healthy Eating, Holiday, Kwanzaa, New Year, Thanksgiving

Food safety expert gives the scoop on holiday leftovers

November 15, 2023

When it comes to holiday planning, the last thing on anyone’s list is a bout with food poisoning. “Most people are lulled into a false sense of security because foodborne illnesses are rare,” said Keith Schneider, a University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety
Tags: Food Safety, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Food Storage, Freezer, Holiday Meal, Holidays, Keith Schneider, Leftovers, Meals, Refrigerator, Thanksgiving

UF experts give tips to lower stress during holidays, starting with Thanksgiving dinner

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November 15, 2023

Do you look forward to eating Thanksgiving dinner with your family? So much anticipation. Lots of cooking, eating and cleanup. A festive feast with loved ones – or is it? Some families have one or more relatives whose behavior can be problematic ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Avoid, Cope, Family, Friends, Heidi Radunovich, Holidays, Nelly Nelson, Stress, Thanksgiving, Tips, Travel, UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County, Youth And Community Sciences

Here are holiday travel eating habits to sink your teeth into and stay healthy, UF/IFAS experts explain

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November 13, 2023

A recent MarketWatch Guides survey revealed that 52% of Americans are planning to fly this holiday season, while a Hopper survey reveals more than one in five holiday travelers plans to drive out of town for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Christmas, EFNEP, Expanded Food And Nutrition Education Program, Food Safety, Holiday Meal Planning, Holidays, Holidays Travel, Holliday Eating, Jessica Alfonso, New Year's Travel, Nutrient-rich Foods, Shelf-stable, Thanksgiving, Travel, UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension

Enjoy Florida-grown foods at Thanksgiving and through the holidays

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November 7, 2023

When you’re giving thanks this Thanksgiving, consider that much of your food grew in the Sunshine State, say University of Florida experts. Those edibles include corn, potatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, lettuce and tomatoes. Like many ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Andrea Nikolai, Bananas, Corn, Florida-grown Foods, Food, Fruits, Green Beans, Hastings Agricultural Extension Center, Holidays, Leo Hoffmann, Lettuce, Nelly Nelson, Nutrition, Pineapple, Potato Breeding, Potatoes, Research, Thanksgiving, UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, Vegetables

Staying Well through the Holidays

October 30, 2023

It's officially Holiday Season!! The holidays are a time for food, family, friends, and celebrations. For some the holidays are their favorite time of year, but for others not so much. No matter where you fall on this scale let's make this ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, , Work & Life
Tags: Candy, Christmas, Halloween, Hanukkah, Health, Holiday, Holidays, Kwanzaa, New Year, Thanksgiving, Well

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