Category: Health & Nutrition

What’s the Connection between Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene?

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for normal vision, especially in the dark.  It is also important for immune function, reproduction and cell growth for proper development and maintenance of our skin and internal organs. There are… Read More

Buyer Beware: Products Claiming ‘Mushroom of Immortality’ May Not Contain Species, UF Researchers Find

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stroll the nutritional supplement aisle at your local drug store, and you might notice that some products are now featuring an ingredient you might expect to see growing on a tree or fallen log. Known… Read More

Keep Your Eye on Potatoes

Potatoes are one of America’s most popular vegetables.  Whether baked, boiled, microwaved, steamed or fried, they are a favorite complement to most any meal.  They are delicious and nutrient-dense, containing essential nutrients important for good health.  Potatoes are… Read More

Creating Real Impact with our Audience in Relationship Classes in Manatee County

From the instructor’s point of view, sometimes we doubt the real impact that we are have with our instruction on our audience. The Smart Couples project in Manatee County has received these statements from our participants attending the… Read More

Helping Kids Learn to Love Vegetables

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Photo credit: Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County, Family Consumer Sciences Kids and Vegetables Kids and vegetables have historically had a love-hate relationship. It is not clear… Read More