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Family and Consumer Sciences


Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

With the holidays around the corner, food is an important element during the festivities. If you’re preparing for a big holiday meal make sure to take safety precautions in order to avoid foodborne illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 6 Americans get sick from food poisoning each year. Following these 4 steps you can keep your family safe from food related illnesses this holiday


Healthy Cooking for 1 or 2

By Mia Wilchcombe, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Perhaps you’re single, a college student, widowed, or empty-nesters. Cooking for one or two people can be difficult. Most recipes are developed for four or more. Therefore, we tend to waste food, or get bored with eating the same thing. Then add on the healthy component which possesses its own set of challenges. People believe it’s too expensive, disgusting, are scared to try new items,


Cooking with Citrus

December 16th @10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Lake County Extension Center. 1951 Woodlea Rd. Tavares Learn about the significant role that the citrus industry played in the development of Lake County. Enjoy an overview of modern citrus production and learn ways to incorporate citrus into a healthy eating pattern.  The cost of the class is $10 which includes printed materials, recipes, and samples. Register