By Dr. Raluca Mateescu, Professor
We all heard from our public health officials to limit consumption of red meat because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other illnesses. The Annals of Internal Medicine ... READ MORE
This week is the National Safe Boating Week (May 21-27). This event is part of a boating safety campaign led by the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. Since its creation in 1971 by the United States Congress, through education, this ... READ MORE
Food for the taking
Have you ever eaten a pine tree? Many parts are edible. Those supposedly were the famous words of world-renowned food forager, Euell Gibbons, on a grape-nuts commercial in the ’70s. Not many of us would be interested in ... READ MORE
The last two years have seen political transformations in One Health. These political commitments at different levels, along with the evidence of the interconnections between humans, plants, animals, and the environment that the pandemic has ... READ MORE
The food in your pantry can be used for meals, snacks, for a crowd, or even for 1 or 2. The size of your pantry may range from a cabinet or two to a full-size closet. When was the last time you took a good look at all the items in your pantry ... READ MORE
Some of today’s most pressing issues in society include the prevalence of chronic diseases, food, and financial insecurities. (The UF/IFAS Extension Roadmap, 2013). Addressing these challenges, UF/IFAS Extension Central District Family and ... READ MORE
Hurricane Season runs from June 1st thru November 30th in Florida. Are you prepared? Have you thought about your important documents, nonfood emergency supplies, medications, pantry needs, food and water supplies and survival of your pets ... READ MORE
May is High Blood Pressure Education Month!
What is high blood pressure, also known as hypertension? Hypertension occurs when your blood pressure is consistently higher than normal (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2020). Hypertension can ... READ MORE
When people think of Florida, they often think of sandy beaches, sunshine and... oranges. On May 4, we can celebrate oranges with National Orange Juice Day.
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida ... READ MORE
Did you know, May 4th is National Orange Juice Day? Consider starting your day off with a glass of tasty orange juice or a fresh, sweet orange added to a healthy breakfast. Pack a delicious orange in your lunch. Bring a bag or bowl of flavorful ... READ MORE