Students won’t find monotonous lectures with rote memorization assignments in Laura Acosta’s dietetics courses at the University of Florida. Instead, dietetics majors find themselves engaged in memorable, meaningful learning experiences, such as conducting mock nutrition interviews, creating educational… Read More
Category: Health & Nutrition
You’re at a local park. The sun is shining and there’s a gentle breeze. You hear the leaves of nearby trees rustle and the slight movement of water from a lake. You take a deep breath of fresh… Read More
Getting geared up for exercise takes brain and muscle power. The food you eat helps fuel your body for that brisk walk, play date with the kids or grandchildren or Zumba class with friends. Your food choices will… Read More
Summer Plans for the Kids This is the time of the year when kids dream of summer vacation and fun! Meanwhile, parents are looking for ways to keep their children engaged and minimize screen time. UF/IFAS Orange County 4-H can provide both… Read More
Food preservation is a nutritious and economical way to turn fresh foods into pantry staples! This class will introduce the fundamentals of canning and build the skills you need to safely preserve food at home. Water Bath Canning ~ Tuesday, April 30th – 6:00 pm –… Read More
Who: UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County What: Residents are invited to a free Earth Day walking event where they will experience new native plantings of trees at the UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County office. This event will kick off a… Read More
ORANGE COUNTY EXTENSION HEALTHY LIVING EXPO: KID’S ZONE Souers, M, UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL.
Situation/Objectives: Statistics show that youth obesity and health issues such as diabetes are a growing problem across the U.S. (CDC, Healthy Schools, 2018). 4-H Healthy Living programs support the effort to change youth eating habits and to provide… Read More
I ATE MY HOMEWORK! AN INTEGRATIVE PROGRAM GROWING IN SCHOOLS H. Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL, K. McCormick, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL. K. Henry, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL. C. Woodard, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL.
Situation: School teachers in urban counties pursue activities growing plants that reinforce learning science, engineering, technology, and mathematics. Hydroponics in the classroom offers an affordable, reliable, and manageable hands- on activity for students to demonstrate techniques in STEM… Read More
SHARING WISDOM: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO MATTERS OF HEALTH AND WEALTH AS WE AGE. L. Duncan, UF/ IFAS Extension Sumter County, L. Spence, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, M. Wilchcombe, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County.
Situation: AARP reports one in eight Americans who are over the age of 65 are the fastest growing segment of the aging population. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, in 2030 one in five Americans will be over… Read More
Situation: As we age, it’s natural for friendship connections to shrink. Considering health, mobility, and other constraints, initiating new networks is more difficult. Compounding loneliness, partners, friends, and family become infirm, die or move away. In 2012, a… Read More