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Festive Feasting with a Healthy Twist

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

Nature Helps Nurture the Soul

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May 17, 2023

Did you know that being outside and spending time in nature can reduce stress and anxiety? Connecting with the world outside has also been linked to uplifting overall mood and feelings of happiness. With that being said, have you visited our ... READ MORE

Category: , Health & Nutrition, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Animals, Exploration Gardens, Flowers, Mental Health, Nature, Ocextension, Outside, Stress, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Prioritize your Mental Health


May 2, 2023

Throughout the month of May, you will see many messages bringing awareness to Mental Health. Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Every year during the month of May, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Depression, Gardening, Improve Cognition, Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness, Ocextension, Physical Activity, Self-care

Fuel For the Future with National Nutrition Month®

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February 24, 2023

March is National Nutrition Month® and this year's theme is "Fuel for the Future." So how can we fuel our bodies for optimal health? It can be really easy when you follow these simple tips from MyPlate: 1. Make half your plate fruits and ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Family And Consumer Sciences, Food And Nutrition, Health And Wellness, Healthy Living, National Nutrition Month, Ocextension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

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

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