Category: Health & Nutrition

UF/IFAS Mosquito Expert: Literature Review Verifies Safety of Popular Repellent DEET, Counters Alarmist News Reports

As summer continues, many Florida residents find themselves targeted by mosquitoes, biting flies and ticks – and a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist says that when people reach for repellents, their first choice… Read More

Back to School: Trendy Cuisine Entices Students to Eat More Nutritiously

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A few decades ago, school cafeterias may have offered a lunch of a sandwich, fruit, chips and milk. Like most things, school lunch menus change. Today, students eat lunches that might include international flavors and… Read More

Healthy Habits for Kids

Everyone wants kids to develop habits that lead to healthy lifestyles. Unfortunately, statistics show the current trend is toward less healthy children. According to the American Academy for Pediatrics, almost one third of school-age children and adolescents in this country are overweight or… Read More

UF’s Expert in Taste Perception Honored for Distinguished Scientific Contributions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For her “outstanding contributions to the psychological study of human taste perception,” a University of Florida scientist recently earned a top recognition from the American Psychological Association. Linda Bartoshuk, an experimental psychologist by training who… Read More