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Category: Health & Nutrition

Accept the Challenge: Donate peanut butter to feed local families

Spread the word – or, in this case, the peanut butter! As many people continue to experience the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of the Apalachicola Bay,  an increased demand for food bank assistance… Read More

MREC’s Dr. Catherine Campbell Featured on WCJB’s “What’s Growing On?” Segment

Catherine Campbell, assistant professor of community food systems at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, was recently interviewed by WCJB20 in Gainesville about how Florida farmers are recovering from the pandemic. Campbell was interviewed as part of WCJB20’s… Read More

Panko Encrusted Mangrove Snapper with Apricot Pineapple Sauce! Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips LIVE!

Seafood at your fingertips is back and with  fried fish?! Frying may not be the healthiest method of cooking but having a fish fry is my favorite way of preparing what I catch! I often choose to fried… Read More

Grocery Lists & Coupons Can Save Money for Busy Families

Written by: Brenda Marty Jimenez, Extension Agent IV, Broward County Rachel Biderman, Extension Agent I, Miami-Dade County With the fast-paced nature of modern-day life and the effects of a pandemic, it can be challenging to find the time… Read More

2020 Peanut Butter Challenge Begins October 1

Since the coronavirus disrupted normal routines with school and workplace closures in March, area food pantry efforts across the Big Bend have seen increased traffic. In Wakulla, addressing food insecurity and hunger is a community effort. With support… Read More

National Farm Safety and Health Week: COVID-19 Farm Safety

What is National Farm Safety and Health Week? Agriculture is one of the most important industries in the United States, but also one of the most hazardous. Many injuries seen in agriculture can be prevented through proper training… Read More

USAID renews support of UF livestock research to improve nutrition and livelihoods in Africa, Asia

The University of Florida has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to continue scientific research related to production and consumption of animal-source food in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, Rwanda and Nepal for… Read More