Tag: nutrition

More Nitrogen in Mosquito Diet Reduces Its Ability to Transmit Zika

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

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

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 Teaches Food Pantry Staff, Clients About Better Food

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Food pantry staff and clients are learning how to get the most nutrition from the food they give and receive, thanks to faculty with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

UF/IFAS Earns Record $166 Million for Research to Help Solve Critical Issues

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Funding for research projects from federal, state and private sources at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences hit a record $166 million in fiscal year 2017-2018. Grant support underwrites programs that… Read More

Florida-Grown Foods Part of Rich Tailgating Tradition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Set up the grill; it’s tailgating season. Chicken, burgers, corn, slaw, potato salad, chips – and maybe some fresh fruits and vegetables — are just some staples for the weekly ritual that coincides with football… Read More

National Avocado Day a Reminder of the Fruit’s Popularity

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pass the guacamole: July 31 is National Avocado Day, a good time to celebrate the traits of another delicious, nutrient-packed food and Florida crop, say University of Florida experts. While some people simply love the… Read More

‘Got Milk?’: UF Experts Provide Facts, Tips for National Dairy Month

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Milk Does a Body Good” is not just an advertising slogan. It’s a way to get people to drink the dairy product, because it offers so many nutrients, says a University of Florida expert. But… Read More