Tag: nutrition

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

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