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Cooked beef hamburger patties on a plate. Photo taken 08-05-21.

Food, Fire, and Fun


June 27, 2022

The summer solstice has come and gone, leaving in its wake longer days and their joys. Swimming. Visiting local parks. Reading at the beach. Wowing guests with your grilling abilities, or passing these valuable skills on to someone else. The ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Events, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: 4-H Youth Development, Brian Estevez, Chad Carr, Cooking Safety, Ed Jennings, Food Safety, George Baker, Grilling, Jason Scheffler, Mark Mauldin, Sonja Crawford
Sunset over a stand of cypress trees in Everglades National Park near Homestead, Florida. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones

Asian Vegetables Grown in Florida


May 29, 2022

As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month comes to a close, let’s spotlight some Asian vegetables Florida growers produce. The below fun facts are from the Asian Vegetables Emerging in Florida series, published by the UF/IFAS Horticultural ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Asian Vegetables Emerging In Florida, Bitter Melon, Bok Choy, Choy Sum, Guodong Liu, Horticultural Sciences Department, Long Bean, Long Squash, Luffa, Tong Hao
A pine forest is a good place to take dogs to run. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright

Staying Kinetic and Connected


April 26, 2022

Your friend meets you for dinner after a long day. After one look at his fitness wearable, his face falls. "I skipped my run today," he mutters. "My workouts just feel like another chore." As he picks at his entree, you propose an after-dinner ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Andrea Nikolai, Annie Sheldon Wallau, Department Of Family Youth And Community Sciences, Family, Jamie C. Stolarz, Karla P. Shelnutt, Physical Activity
Fruits and vegetables at a food pantry. Photo taken 06-26-18.

National Nutrition Month Spotlight: COVID-19 and Nutrition


March 6, 2022

As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the prospect of catching the virus has become less of a barrier to many of us conducting daily life. Even for those of us who are vaccinated and boosted, it is important to be aware of how ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Covid-19, Farah Tadros, Food Science And Human Nutrition Department, Hydration, Jeanette Andrade, National Nutrition Month, Susannah Folsom
Spraying crops. Photos from the Smathers Archives.

Agriculture and Occupational Health


December 15, 2021

While scouring the produce aisles at the grocery store, a shopper ponders questions. Are these tomatoes bright enough to make a nice garnish? Are those berries ripe? How do the featured apples taste compared to my old favorites? Will my picky ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Professional Development, Work & Life
Tags: Beatrice Fenelon Pierre, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Health, Safety, Tracy Irani, Tyler S. Nesbit, Work
Grocery shopping list.

Making Meals and Making Merry


November 22, 2021

As the holidays descend upon us, so do all of the related stressors. One big, ever-present concern around this time of year involves food. Perhaps you have overheard these questions while out and about at the grocery store, or asked them yourself. "I ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Work & Life
Tags: A. Simonne, Cooking, Eating Well, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Holidays, K. Zamojski, M. Arick
Fresh yellow, red, and orange peppers at the farmers market.

Farmer-Led Cooperatives and Farm to School Procurement


March 31, 2021

One feature of the Farm to School (F2S) program is the purchase of food from local farms for cafeteria service. Florida's climate and year-round production provide opportunities to expand F2S. These conditions introduce exciting ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Professional Development, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Buying Local, Catherine Campbell, Danielle D. Treadwell, Farm To School, Farmer-led Cooperative, Feasibility, Jonathan Adam Watson, Ray Bucklin, Small Farm, Southwest Florida

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