• Seafood Quality and Safety

    Seafood Quality and Safety

Seafood At Your Fingertips

seafood_at_your_fingertips_logoFloridians eat nearly twice as much seafood as consumers in the rest of the nation. Market choices are more plentiful than ever, but so are questions. What’s imported and what’s local? Is my choice nutritious and safe to eat? How do I fix the fish I purchased at the grocery?

About Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips

A multi-disciplinary team consisting of professionals in the areas of seafood, marine science, nutrition and industry received a University of Florida/IFAS program enhancement grant to create Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips.

The program’s purpose is:

  1. to help ease consumer concerns about seafood safety, cooking and handling
  2. to inform consumers about Florida’s commercial seafood industry, and
  3. to provide current seafood-related information to extension agents for their use in delivering seafood education programs.

Through this project, Extension agents will have information that directly relates to consumers’ needs and offers a variety of delivery methods.

For Educators

Seafood at Your Fingertips offers extension agents and nutritionists research-based educational modules and materials to educate consumers about Florida seafood. These modules include field-tested materials that extension agents have used in their own educational programs. It provides presentations, displays, handouts and activities that were designed to be easy to use, flexible, and adaptable for a variety of audiences and educational purposes.

Seafood at Your Fingertips Modules: Download files here

The project team wants you to use the materials we provide! Simply click the modules to start an automatic download of a zipped file with all of the course materials.  If you have any questions or problems opening any of the files, send your name, affiliation, and telephone number in an email to FLSeafoodFingertips@gmail.com and a member of the team will contact you. Feel free to contact the agents on the team member list for support including any questions about using the modules.

Each module contains PowerPoint slides with scripted presentation notes and background information. Related educational materials include activities with instruction and supplemental handouts. The modules can be used as stand-alone presentations, or collectively as a series. Each module includes an evaluation and 6-month follow-up evaluation. For agents who may use the modules as a series, a full program evaluation and a 6-month follow-up evaluation are included.

Seafood—It’s good to eat and good for you! Twice a week, make Florida seafood your main protein food.

For more information, contact your local UF/IFAS Extension office, or a member of the Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips team:

Holly Abeels

Holly Abeels
Florida Sea Grant Agent, IFAS Extension
Brevard County
habeels@ufl.edu

Beth Shephard

Beth Shepard
IFAS Extension
Brevard County
bshephar@ufl.edu

Cinthia Sandoval photo stand in

Cinthia Sandoval
Seafood Industry Rep
Wild Ocean Seafood
cinthias@wildoceanmarket.com

Kendra Zamojski photo stand in

Kendra Zamojski
IFAS Extension
Leon County
hughson@ufl.edu