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Relieve Stress with Creativity Therapy


May 17, 2024

Have you ever heard of creativity therapy? Creativity therapy is the use of drawing, painting, writing, sculpting, or playing music as a form of stress relief. It is similar to art therapy, but creativity therapy is a more general term for using ... READ MORE

Category: , Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Creativity, Mental Health, Stress Management, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Egg-cellent Celebrations: Safeguarding Springtime Traditions with Egg Safety Tips


March 28, 2024

Springtime brings warmer weather and festive occasions like Easter, Passover, and graduations. And what's a spring celebration without eggs? From cooking all the traditional recipes to preparing for the annual egg hunt, it's important to handle ... READ MORE

Category: , Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Easter Eggs, Egg Safety, Food Safety, Foodbourne Illness, Healthy Holiday, Salmonella

Preserving Strawberries: A Guide to Freezing


February 16, 2024

As we relish the flavors of locally grown strawberries, their sweet aroma and vibrant hues evoke the essence of sunshine captured in each bite. In the wake of Valentine's Day, where strawberries often take center stage, let's dive into the art ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Food Preservation, Food Safety, Freezing Fruit, Ocextension, Strawberries
Cottage foods cookie baker Kathy Paiva preparing cookie dough at a communal kitchen.

The Raw Dough Dilemma: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Uncooked Delights


December 21, 2023

There's something inherently comforting about the aroma of freshly baked cookies or the anticipation of homemade bread rising in the oven. But what about the allure of raw cookie dough or bread dough? While indulging in these uncooked delights ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Baking, Cookie Dough, Family And Consumer Sciences, Food Safety, Health And Wellness, Holiday Baking, Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Festive Feasting with a Healthy Twist


November 29, 2023

The end of the year is almost here and we all know that means holidays and celebrations are in full swing. The best part of any celebration (besides friends and family, of course)? All of the delicious food! While the food we consume around ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Family And Consumer Sciences, Healthy Eating, Healthy Holidays, Ingredient Swaps, Nutrition, Ocextension, Recipes, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Stay Grounded This Fall: Tips for Maintaining Balance and Stability


October 18, 2023

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults, with most falls occurring in the home? While this all sounds like bad news, there is some good…in that falls can be prevented. Most falls tend to occur due to a combination ... READ MORE

Category: , Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: #extensionforall, Fall Prevention, Fall Safety, Family, Family And Consumer Sciences, Maintaining Balance, Ocextension, Older Adults, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Got 30?


August 23, 2023

What can 30 minutes do for you? Join the Let’s Walk Florida! virtual education series and find out how just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can make a difference in your life. During this 6-week virtual education program, participants ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: #extensionforall, Chronic Disease Prevention, Family And Consumer Sciences, Health And Wellness, Healthy Living, Ocextension, Physical Activity, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Five Essentials for Workplace Well-Being


August 2, 2023

Mental health disorders can affect anyone, any time, and anywhere. Certain environments can push the stress button at any given moment, becoming the catalyst in altering our mood and how we think. The workplace is just one example of an ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Employees, Gratitude, Mental Health, Ocextension, Public Health, Surgeon General, Teamwork, Trust, Workplace Well-being

Interested in Eating the Mediterranean Way?


June 20, 2023

What is the Mediterranean Diet that everyone seems to be talking about these days? It is a dietary eating pattern that incorporates foods that are typically eaten in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. This diet emphasizes eating more ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Health And Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Mediterranean Diet, Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Summer Sun Safety


June 13, 2023

The sun is shining and the heat is here...it's summertime in Florida! Whether you're a native Floridian or just visiting, it's always important to remember to practice sun safety here in the "Sunshine State." What are the best ways to protect ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Family And Consumer Sciences, Spf, Summer, Summer Heat, Sun Protection, Sun Safety, Sunscreen, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

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