Category: Health & Nutrition

UF Nutrition Education Program Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Floridians Eat Healthier

March is National Nutrition Month, a reminder that we can all do better when it comes to eating right. But if resources are limited, it can be hard for individuals and families to access nutritious foods and practice… Read More

National Nutrition Month Advice: Eat More Fresh, Fewer Processed Foods

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nutrients from fresh foods give you “more bang for your nutritional buck,” says a registered dietitian with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “For every calorie, there’s also going to be… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Celebrates National Heart Health Month with Innovative Programs

ORLANDO, Fla. – February is National Heart Health Month, and agents with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension are gearing up with programs to help central Florida residents get and stay healthy…. Read More

UF/IFAS Expert: Eat Fresh Food for a Healthy Heart

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fresh food is your friend, and sodium and cholesterol your perpetual enemies in maintaining a healthy heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., according to the… Read More

During Snack Month, Remember: Carrots Beat Cookies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent research on children’s snacking shows some stark statistics. All the more reason, says a University of Florida registered dietitian, to eat fruits and veggies rather than potato chips when it’s snack time. February is… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Offers Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s the holiday season, a time of year when most of us tend to overeat. A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty member says we don’t have to deprive ourselves… Read More

With CLIC support, University of Florida to host program-wide Un-Meeting focused on rural health and health equity

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida (UF) Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) have been selected as this year’s recipients of CLIC funds and support to host… Read More

Hurricane Relief: UF/IFAS Extension to Help Distribute 36,000 Jars of Peanut Butter in the Florida Panhandle

Eleven days out from Hurricane Michael, Rachel Pienta considers Wakulla County lucky. She’s using that good fortune to help others who aren’t so lucky. “If the storm had veered a little to the east, it could have been… Read More