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Category: Health & Nutrition

Peanut Butter Challenge collects over 22 tons statewide

jars of peanut butter

Over 45,000 pounds of peanut butter have now been sent out to local food banks statewide following the 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge, an effort led by the Cooperative Extension offices of UF/IFAS and Florida A&M… Read More

Viruses don’t just make you sick. They affect your gut bacteria, too, study finds

Norovirus is responsible for millions of cases of food poisoning each year. New evidence suggests the common bug alters the bacteria that live in our gut. These findings shed light on the connection between the… Read More

UF survey: ‘Florida’ branding on orange juice helps it sell better

Consumers are more likely to buy orange juice if they think the fruit comes from Florida, new University of Florida research shows. In fact, top reasons consumers purchase orange juice include taste, health benefits and… Read More

UF Flavor Summit Returns in 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — After a year’s postponement because of the Covid pandemic, the University of Florida is hosting the 2022 Flavor Summit – Industry Perspectives, February 22-24, 2022.  Industry professionals are invited to attend… Read More

UF study: Consumers like shelved tomato juice more than a refrigerated product

Tempted by the tangy taste of tomato juice? Consumers may prefer a product sold from grocery store shelves over a minimally pasteurized refrigerated product, but only by a small margin, new University of Florida research… Read More

Fall in Florida is primetime for growing lettuce at home hydroponically, UF/IFAS explains

Lettuce is one of the top 10 vegetables grown and consumed across the country that can be grown hydroponically on patios, backyard gardens and more. Florida ranks third in the nation for producing lettuce, with… Read More

Hunger in Florida: A problem with a size and scope hard to digest

a volunteer reaches to stock cans of soup on a shelf at a food pantry

More than 3 million Florida residents are food insecure and receive food assistance. During Food Week, Oct. 11 to 16, units across UF/IFAS will join hands to raise awareness about hunger issues and engage students… Read More