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Heart of the Matter

January 31, 2023

February is the month we bring awareness to both Black History and American Heart health. I’m a Black health and wellness educator, so as you might imagine, both topics are near and dear to my heart! Black history month honors Black Americans’ ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: American Heart Month, Black History, Black History Month, Family, Healthy Hearts, Heart Disease, Heart Health, Ocextension, Our Hearts, Physcial Activity
Silver on the periodic table of elements

Silver nanoparticles show promise in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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January 31, 2023

For centuries, silver has been known to have antimicrobial properties. New research investigated whether silver nanoparticles could amplify the effects of antibiotics on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The study found that small amounts ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Antibiotic Resistance, Antibiotics, Autumn Dove, Daniel Czyz, Microbiology And Cell Science, Nanotechnolgoy, News, Silver

Nourishment…a common thread woven through school gardens

January 30, 2023

Nourishment, a common thread woven through school gardens, and for many it is the reason to have them. Why would teachers have a school garden? After all, for some- it adds another responsibility, to an already full plate. It can require ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, Edible_garden, Master Gardener Volunteers, Professional Development, School Garden Workshop, School Volunteers, Teachers, Youth

Celebrate Heart Health Month

January 30, 2023

During the month of February, we encourage all people to take an assessment of their heart health. For starters, ask yourself this simple question. What are you doing to protect your heart? What is heart disease? Heart disease is the “umbrella” ... READ MORE

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UF/IFAS Extension offers Spring Vegetable Gardening Class in Hybrid Format

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January 19, 2023

If you interested in growing your own food, then this class is for you! Join UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County on Thursday February 16th from 10am to 11:30am to learn what to plant when to get your spring vegetable garden started. This ... READ MORE

Category: , Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Class, Florida, Garden, Gardening, Master Gardener, Online Class, Seed, Spring, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Tia Silvasy, Transplants, Tsilvasy, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Webinar
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Científicos encuentran evidencia de que la leche materna de mujeres vacunadas contra el COVID-19 podría proteger a los bebés

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January 19, 2023

Un nuevo estudio de University of Florida provee nueva evidencia de que la leche materna proveniente de mujeres vacunadas contra el COVID-19 brinda protección a los infantes que, por edad, no pueden recibir la vacuna. Este último estudio ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Covid-19, Embarazo, Español, Hispana, Joseph Larkin, Latina, Lauren Stafford, Leche Materna, Neonatologia, Spanish, University Of Florida, Vacuna, Vivian Valcarce Luaces

Sesame Added To List of Top Allergens

January 17, 2023

When someone has an allergic reaction, it is the body’s response to a protein in a food. The body thinks the protein is dangerous and begins to attack it. Eating, touching, or smelling the food can cause a reaction. The reactions range from ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Allergens, Allergic Reaction, Food Safety, Sesame, Suwannee County Extension, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County
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Graduate Student Feature: Jeena Endter, Dietetics

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January 17, 2023

Hello to Jeena Endter, our latest addition to the Discover FSHN Series! Jeena is a Master of Science-Dietetic Internship (MS-DI) program student at the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Florida, and she has kindly ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Dietetic Internship, Dietetics, Dietetics Career Options, Dietetics Careers, Dietetics Feature, Dietetics Major, Dietetics-graduate-feature, Discover Fshn, Discover Fshn Series, FNCE, Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Graduate Student Feature, Jeena Endter, Master Of Science, Master Of Science Dietetic Internship, MS-DI, MSDI, UF Graduate Student

Portion Control Matters. Portion Size Matters.

January 13, 2023

Portion sizes have changed noticeably over the years. They have gotten bigger and so have humans. Extra portions may lead to extra weight. It is hard to set limits when you eat without boundaries. Many people don’t know what a healthy portion ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: A Healthy Diet, Diet, Health, Limit High Calorie Foods And Beverages, Maintain A Healthy Weight, MyPlate, Obesity, Portion Control, Portion Size, Read Nutrition Labels, Resolutions For The New Year, Use Smaller Dinner Plates, Weight Loss

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