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Home and Safety

In the US, more than 12,000 children, ages 0 to 19 years, die from unintentional injuries, and more than 9.2 million are treated in ERs for nonfatal injuries. The most common unintentional injuries are related to drowning, falls, fires or burns, poisoning, suffocation, and transportation. The good news is that these injuries can be prevented.

The UF/IFAS Extension Family and Consumer Sciences program understands that as a parent or caregiver, you do everything you can to protect your child(ren). Our injury prevention program is here to help you understand the dangers children and youth face and to give you the tools to help prevent injuries.


Celebrating National Cooking Day: The Magic of Cooking at Home

September 25th marks National Cooking Day, a perfect time to reflect on the joys and benefits of home cooking. While only some might be culinary enthusiasts, many of us have embraced our inner chef more than we would have...

Physical Activity and Children’s Brain Health

Many of us know that being physically active is good for our physical health, but did you know that physical activity is also beneficial for brain health? Physical activity is especially important for the brain health of children, as they are in...

Youth Sports Safety

Participation in organized sports in the United States has grown greatly in the past years. More than 38 million children and adolescents are involved in sports, and even more participate in informal recreational activities. With this increase in...