After a natural disaster such as a hurricane, it’s important to take steps to prevent illness from unsafe foods. Here are some tips to help keep your food safe.
After a hurricane be sure to:
Throw away perishable food that has not ... READ MORE
With hurricane season well under way, it’s important to remember to plan ahead. When it comes to food, you want to be sure that it is stored safely in the event of a power outage. Here are some tips to help ensure that your food is properly ... READ MORE
I love math, do not get me wrong. But, when it comes to the complex equations – throw in a little exponents, tangent, or square roots – I admittedly walk away. There are some neat math problems, however, like the Collatz conjecture. Feel ... 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
It’s Nice to Meet You!
My name is Hillary Ayers and I am excited to be your new Family and Consumer Sciences/Food Systems Agent with UF/IFAS Extension Orange County! I started my position at the beginning of March and now that I am all ... READ MORE
Authors: Naima Ibrahim, Virgilia Zabala
Beets (Beta vulgaris) are root vegetables with a distinct red-purple hue that are chock full of nutrients and easy to grow in a Florida garden. To do so, simply begin by planting seeds during October ... READ MORE
Authors: Naima Ibrahim, Tiare Silvasy, Virgilia Zabala
Kale (Brassica oleracea L.) is a dark-green leafy vegetable and cool season crop that’s planting season is close to an end. For anyone living in Central Florida, the timeframe for ... READ MORE
November is the month we typically think of fall, food, football, and family gatherings. November has also become the month that we raise awareness for the disease of diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body turns ... READ MORE
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Last Water Wednesday, the Family Consumer Sciences Agents LuAnn Duncan in Sumter County and Lisa Hamilton in Volusia County gave ... READ MORE
The ability to make quick, simple, nutritious meals from your pantry is something that can easily be mastered and only requires a dash of creativity! This becomes easy to do once your pantry has been stocked with the essentials.
When ... READ MORE