Many times when we think about outdoor eating, we are grilling our foods. And just like cooking indoors, we need to follow guidelines for cooking on the grill to ensure the foods reach the table safely. Let’s review… Read More
In the last blog, we learned about nutrition, but do you know anything about the bodily system that takes the nutrients and turns it into fuel for your body?
Food is an integral part of who we are and impacts our lives, therefore eating nutritious and healthy food is essential.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Feed mosquitoes more nitrogen when they’re young, and the adults are less likely to transmit the Zika virus, University of Florida scientists say. Now, researchers want to know why, and they’re determined to discover how… Read More
Calling all watermelon connoisseurs! This is your happy time to enjoy some of the best watermelon around. Florida grown watermelon is at its peak from April through July. How lucky we are to be one of the top… Read More
Food Safety a ‘Major Public Health Issue,’ Says UF/IFAS Professor Ahead of First-Ever World Food Safety Day
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The World Health Organization estimates that each year, 600 million people suffer from an episode of foodborne disease, or one out of every 10 global citizens. To highlight the need for safe, accessible food worldwide,… Read More
Proteins, along with carbohydrates and fats, are the three nutrients that provide calories or energy, in addition to performing other functions in the body. The main purpose of proteins is to build, repair, and maintain all body tissues… Read More
Berries are like nature’s candy: sweet and delicious. However, unlike regular candy, they are a powerhouse of nutrients for good health. Berries are low in calories and contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and water with no fat, cholesterol,… Read More
Join us on Thursday, May 16, 2019 for an information packed session on caring for your goats and sheep. Topics will include nutritional requirements, common diseases of small ruminants, pasture management, toxic weeds and plants, marketing for meat,… 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