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National Nutrition Month: FRE faculty member Dr. Di Fang works to bridge the gap between food, health, and the environment through applied agricultural economics.

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March 27, 2023

Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the United States, National Nutrition Month is celebrated annually in March. Dr. Di Fang, associate professor of food and resource economics at the University of Florida, knows well the ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: Food And Resource Economics

Research by FRE associate professor Di Fang cited in White House Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. 

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December 15, 2022

The Biden Administration released the White House National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September 2022, citing research by FRE associate professor Di Fang.   Fang’s research, conducted while at the University of Arkansas ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: COVID-19, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Research, Food Insecurity, Food Is Our Middle Name, Mental Health, Policy

FRE Faculty Member Di Fang explores impact of COVID-19 on food insecurity among SNAP program users through new research grant. 

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August 17, 2022

Food and Resource Economics associate professor Di Fang will be using agricultural economic research to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food insecurity and nutritional outcomes for those using Supplemental Nutritional Assistance ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Research

Restaurant Customers value sustainability in seafood and are willing to pay more for it, UF Researchers say.

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July 19, 2022

Highlights Consumers prefer seafood entrees more transparent information at casual and fine dining restaurants. Country of origin was unimportant, showing customer choices at restaurants differ from those made at grocery stores. Consumers ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Featured, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Research, Seafood, Seafood Sustainability, Special Topics, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Research

Do Plastic Warning Labels Reduce Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Plastic Egg Packaging? New FRE research study finds out.

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May 25, 2022

Reducing plastic waste is often proposed as an action item when it comes to sustainability. Since product packaging makes up almost the largest category of plastic waste (41%) in the United States, it makes sense that looking at alternative ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food & Economics Research, Food And Resource Economics, Student Research, Sustainability

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