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Eating Healthy for the Holidays

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December 13, 2022

The holidays are fast approaching, and we all know what that means: parties, celebrations, gatherings, and more, where food is always in abundance. Take if from me; I love sweets and indulging in all the foods that a holiday celebration has ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Family And Consumer Sciences, Health And Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Holidays, Nutrition, Ocextension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

November is National Diabetes Month

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November 2, 2022

Currently, there are 37 million people in the United States with diabetes and 96 million people with prediabetes. The American Diabetes Association encourages individuals with diabetes to remember that you have options and don’t need to be ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Diabetes, Exercise, Food And Nutrition, Health, National Diabetes Month, Ocextension, Pre-diabetes, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Wellness

It’s #PeanutButterChallenge Time!


October 6, 2022

Food Insecurity in Florida Food insecurity is an obstacle many Floridians face. In 2021, it was estimated that roughly 2.2 million Floridians lacked access to healthy food, with just over 660,000 being children. In Orange County specifically, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ocextensionnews, #peanutbutterchallenge, Food Insecurity, Master Gardener, Peanut Butter Challenge, Peanut Industry, Residential Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County
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World Food Day Brings Attention to Food Insecurity


October 5, 2022

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition
Tags: #4-HGrowshere, #foodinsecurity, #OC4H, #peanutbutterchallenge, #worldfoodday, 4-H, 4-H Events, Fruits And Vegetables, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Ocextension, Orange County, Vegetable Gardening, Youth

Food Safety After A Natural Disaster

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October 4, 2022

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

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Disaster Resources, Food Assistance, Food Safety, Hurricane, Hurricane Recovery, Ocextension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Food Safety During Hurricane Season

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September 23, 2022

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

Category: , Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Food And Nutrition, Food Safety, Hurricane Preparedness, Storms

Easy Math – Can You Do It?

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August 26, 2022

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

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Communication, Leadership, Mental Health, Professional Development

The Scoop on Microgreens


June 28, 2022

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, AGRICULTURE, , Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cflandscapes, Commercial Horticulture, Easy To Grow, Gardening, Gardens, Healthy, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Home Garden, Home Gardener, Home Grow, Home Hydroponics, Home-grown Food, Homegrown, Hwooten, Hydroponics, Indoor Plants, Microgreens, Nutrition, Plant, Plants

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