What influences people the most? Think about what might influence you. If I ask you to lose five pounds in three weeks, is that enough to motivate you to change? Well, are you Googling “treadmills,” “diet plans,” or “gyms nearby” ... READ MORE
I’m going to let you in on a secret because I am that passionate about what I do. In case you’re wondering, my entire job is built upon helping you become the healthiest version of yourself. Here at UF/IFAS Extension in Duval County, I am ... READ MORE
Co-authored by Ashley Johnston, Family & Consumer Sciences Agents Duval County
We talk a lot about the social determinants of health, health outcomes, and data in our academic environment at UF/IFAS. Today we are shifting our lens to ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Sustainable Beef: It's What's for Dinner!
The beef industry works every day to be more & more sustainable. Here are some ways they do it:
Visit here for an interactive website on Beef Sustainability: https://www.beefresearch.org/sustainability/ READ MORE
Dairy is a huge portion of the American diet, whether it be fresh milk or products like yogurt, cheese, butter, etc. Dairy products provide essential nutrients to those who consume them, but most people have no idea how a dairy actually works. ... READ MORE
Convenience foods are foods that require little to no preparation. Although it helps when you are in a time crunch, sometimes unhealthy choices are made. Being aware of the healthiest options will make your life easier in more than ... READ MORE
Herbs and spices have been used for hundreds of years in cooking and medicinal purposes. They add a wide range of flavors to food and may also provide health benefits. For some people, using herbs and spices can be a challenge, but it doesn't ... READ MORE
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition in which the body has difficulty making or using insulin. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose (sugar) in our blood. When a person has diabetes, the body makes no insulin, too ... READ MORE