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A young boy inspects a garden plant with big leaves. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS Extension]

Summer learning for teachers: school gardens


June 22, 2020

Did you know most teachers spend their summer as students? Fortunately, there's lots of fun learning opportunities for school garden champions coming up very, very soon! Here in Sarasota County, we are fortunate to have many school gardens ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Edible, Edible Sarasota, Florida, Grant, Pgm_Gardens, School Garden, Teacher Training, Vegetable Gardening, Youth Development
a woman driver picks up a fast-food order at a restaurant's drive-through window

Pick up foods, but don’t pick up an illness


May 14, 2020

In our last blog, we discussed the four core principles of safe food handling. Now, let's focus on carry-out, prepared foods. Many of us have days packed with activity, and often find it hard to carve out time to prepare meals from scratch. ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Curbside Delivery, Food, Food Safety, Health, Illness, Meal, Nutrition, Pgm_FCS
a carton of six chicken eggs of different colors, including white, light-blue, olive green, tan and brown

Egg cartons might pack a surprise soon


April 16, 2020

By Maria Portelos-Rometo and Sarah Bostick UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Recently, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services temporarily changed some of the rules about eggs. These changes are part of a statewide effort ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Agriculture, Egg, FDACS, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Food, Food Safety, Health, Pgm_Ag, Pgm_FCS, Rule, USDA

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