Tag: nutrition

Nutrients are nice, but produce better pass the taste test

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumers want produce that tickles their taste buds and is easy on the eye, but they think quality fruits and vegetables are a matter of luck, according to University of… Read More

UF/IFAS helps ‘Keep the (blood) Pressure Down’

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty want to help you relieve some pressure – in this case, by lowering your blood pressure. What better timing?… Read More

UF/IFAS study documents nutritional risk in Florida’s older adults

Please see caption at bottom of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Older adults who eat at congregate meal-serving sites may come to the meals with significant nutritional deficits, according to a new study by a researcher at the University… Read More

UF CALS courses, majors evolve to meet changing demands

See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the University of Florida prepares to embark on the 2015-16 academic year, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences offers several courses and majors that reflect how the institution adapts to… Read More

Two CALS doctoral students will participate in Three Minute Thesis Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Chanda Jones Littles and Hannah Allen, two University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences graduate students, are finalists for the Three Minute Thesis competition, where they will explain what makes their research compelling… Read More

UF/IFAS, Immokalee officials are working together to get residents moving and eating healthy

IMMOKOLEE, Fla. — Adelaida Rodriguez, 34, walked quickly along North 1st Street in Immokalee recently, keeping up with her three sons, ages 8, 6 and 4, as they rode their bikes to Ciclovia Immokalee!, what is becoming a… Read More

UF/IFAS study shows flavor trumps health for blueberry buying

Cutline at bottom GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Taste trumps health benefits for blueberry buyers, sending a strong message that fruit consumers value flavor most, new University of Florida research shows. About 61 percent of blueberry consumers buy the fruit… Read More

UF has experts for back-to-school news stories on head lice, lunchbox germs & more

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has experts for back-to-school news stories on head lice, lunchbox germs & more. 1. HEAD LICE: Head lice, an easily transferable pest, are often found in children due… Read More