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Gloved hands reaching into a Halloween candy bowl. Photo taken 10-21-19.

The holidays are coming…


October 31, 2022

The cavalcade of holidays is upon us once more, along with its social and alimentary conventions. If the idea of sorting through the sugary spoils of Halloween and preparing menus for Thanksgiving, December holiday parties, and New Year's ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Department Of Family Youth And Community Sciences, Eating Well, Finances, Food, Food Safety, Food Science And Human Nutrition Department, Holidays, Stress
Mango salsa.

Exploring Intuitive Eating


October 21, 2022

Eating Season is coming. It’s nearly Halloween, which serves as the terrifying prelude to Eating Season, the time of year from Thanksgiving to early February when every gathering seems to involve large quantities of rich, delicious food. ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Amber Fritsche, Anastasia Narizhnaya, Diannette Osorio Rexach, Diets And Dieting, Food, Food Science And Human Nutrition Department, Health, Intuitive Eating, Jennifer Campestrini, Kaitlyn Grange, Kaylan Hebert, Kelsi Garcia, Rebecca Preece, Wendy J. Dahl
Water bottle with CALS stickers on a table where students are studying and working on laptops together. Photo taken 10-27-21

Connections and Consumption


October 11, 2022

The role of the individual often comes to the foreground in social discussions. For example, when learning about wellness, goal-setting, accountability, and success, you have likely encountered the popular ideal of a single person achieving ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Department Of Family Youth And Community Sciences, Kellie Cooper, LaToya J. O'Neal, Megan A. McVay, Obesity, Social Networks
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

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