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Spring Clean Your Diet: Tips to Declutter Unhealthy Eating Habits and Introduce Fresh, Nutritious Springtime Foods

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April 16, 2024

The glow of the sun, longer days, and flowers in full bloom announce that spring has arrived. One of our favorite seasons is here, and for many, it's a time for thorough cleaning of our homes. But why not "clean" our diet as well? Here are some ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cook, Cook At Home, Food, Fruit, Fruits, Health, Nutrition, Spring, Spring Cleaning, Vegetables
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A Regulation Intrigue: Investigating E. coli’s Path onto Dropped and Drooped Strawberries and Grapefruit

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April 15, 2024

We are pleased to welcome Claudia Pegueros to our FSHN Research Journeys series, which follows graduate students' research in the Food Science and Human Nutrition program at The University of Florida. Claudia is a food science master's degree ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Claudia Pegueros, Contamination, Dr. Michelle Danyluk, Drooped Produce, Dropped Produce, Food-science-research, FSHN Research Journeys, Graduate Student Research, Grapefruit, Masters-research, Research, Research Journeys, Research-journeys-food-science, Research-journeys-food-science-ms, Strawberries

New study shows seafood waste less profound than previously thought

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April 9, 2024

A new study shows seafood food loss and waste in the United States is approximately 22.7%, a drastic decrease from previous estimates of between 43% and 47%. The study, conducted in part by researchers from the University of Florida Institute ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Alena Poulin, Aquaculture, Aquatic, Commercial Fishing, Farmed Fish, Fish, Food, Food Security, Frank Asche, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, James Anderson, Megan Winslow, Nature, Resource Economics, Seafood, Sustainability, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Waste

Food Delivery Safety

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April 1, 2024

With many Americans working longer hours, working side jobs, commuting back to the office, and getting busier in general, people are looking for ways to make their lives easier. This need for convenience has led to a significant increase in ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Food, Food Deliveries, Food Safety, Foodborne Illnesses, Grocery Deliveries, Restaurant Deliveries, Safety, Subscription Meal Kits, Takeout


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April 1, 2024

Food waste prevention is a big deal. A lot of money is lost each year linked to food waste. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6723314/  Food waste prevention steps can save money, reduce hunger in our communities, help you get your ... READ MORE

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Egg-cellent Celebrations: Safeguarding Springtime Traditions with Egg Safety Tips

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March 28, 2024

Springtime brings warmer weather and festive occasions like Easter, Passover, and graduations. And what's a spring celebration without eggs? From cooking all the traditional recipes to preparing for the annual egg hunt, it's important to handle ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Easter Eggs, Egg Safety, Food Safety, Foodbourne Illness, Healthy Holiday, Salmonella

Keep It Fresh

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March 25, 2024

Welcome to our guide on preserving the freshness of your fruits and vegetables! Whether you're a seasoned chef or a newbie in the kitchen, keeping your produce fresh and vibrant can sometimes be a challenge. However, with a few simple tips and ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cooking, Family And Consumer Sciences, Food Preservation, Food Waste Prevention, Fruits And Vegetables, Nutrition, Ocextension, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Pressure Canner Gauge Testing in Broward County

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March 19, 2024

Canning can be a fun, safe and economical way to preserve food at home.  Canning favorite products to be enjoyed by family and friends can be a pleasant experience and a source of pride and joy for many families and consumers. Call to ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
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Tackling the Question of Change at The Global Nutrition Symposium

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March 11, 2024

Mental models, systems thinking, and change agents were some of the big ideas circulating during the Global Nutrition Symposium on Thursday, February 8, 2024. The question, “Change is Possible – But How?” was the theme of this year’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: Behavior Change, Food Safety, Human Health, International Development, Nutrition, Research

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