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Tag: Food Science and Human Nutrition

Graduate Student Feature: Rufus Theophilus, Nutritional Sciences

A hearty welcome to Rufus Theophilus, a first year Nutritional Sciences Ph.D. student in the Food Science and Human Nutrition department at UF! Rufus recently joined Dr. Liwei Gu‘s lab after spending last year honing his molecular research… Read More

Pandemic eating among the food-secure: more comfort foods, but not a drastic increase

During the first three months of the pandemic, food-secure people did not change their eating habits very much, although some of them turned a bit more to comfort foods, new University of Florida research shows. The study also… Read More

Aiding the Florida Citrus Industry: Using Kombucha to Combat Devastating Citrus Greening Disease

Welcome to our first installment of FSHN Research Journeys, which follows the research of graduate students in the Food Science and Human Nutrition program at UF. Today’s guest poster is Dongjoo Kim, a first-year graduate student earning his… Read More

Undergraduate Student Feature: Lily Tucciarone, Dietetics

The latest superstar student in our Discover FSHN series is Lily Tucciarone, an undergraduate dietetics major in her senior year in the FSHN department at UF. Lily grew up in Cocoa, FL, and she is not only committed… Read More

Staff Feature: Herschel Johnson, Student Services Manager

A very warm welcome to Herschel Johnson, FSHN’s Manager of Student Services and advisor extraordinaire! Herschel grew up in Gainesville, attending P.K. Yonge School and spending his free time riding his bike around the UF campus. He has… Read More

Safe food production training to be available to Florida’s small and beginning farmers through new USDA grant

BY RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — A new opportunity for Florida’s small and medium-sized produce farmers will become a reality with the support of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Outreach Program (FSOP) grant designed to… Read More

Sensory lab helps UF/IFAS breeders know which fruits, veggies taste, smell best

Not long ago, about 200 consumer panelists went to the University of Florida Sensory Testing Lab to taste a new blueberry developed by UF/IFAS scientists. Turns out, they liked the flavor of the ‘Sentinel’ blueberry, said its breeder,… Read More

Tomato juice with UF/IFAS-bred Garden Gem pleases palates

Florida-grown tomatoes – particularly the UF/IFAS-bred Garden Gem – pack a tasty punch for tomato juice, new University of Florida research shows. By and large, the biggest market for Florida tomatoes remains food services. They’re not generally harvested… Read More