Category: Health & Nutrition

An Answer to Spoken and Unspoken Requests

By Jessica Vernold Program Instructor SMART Couples Program Couple relationships and Marriages account for a large part of the community’s population and these relationships impact many from immediate family and children, to extended family, friends, and neighbors. Family… Read More

Functional Foods

These days, it is not hard to find food advertisements that claim to do everything from supporting weight loss to reducing the risk of chronic disease.  There are, however, a very particular group of foods  promoted as “superfoods.” The… Read More

High Fructose Corn Syrup: Saint or Sinner?

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences I was recently asked about whether high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was a “good” or “bad” ingredient. The simple answer is that it is not that simple…. Read More

Urban Food Systems & MREC

The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is continuing to evolve to meet the lifestyle horticulture needs and interests of its urban constituency in Central Florida.  Urban food systems are becoming a major element of MREC’s urban portfolio…. Read More