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UF/IFAS Extension Broward Family Nutrition Program Recognized For Impact to Community’s Health by Broward County Commissioners

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — October is National Farm to School Month, an opportunity for thousands of schools, early care sites, farms, and government entities across the country to promote food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with… Read More

Does the Thought of Eating Produce Make you Sick?

If the thought of eating fruits and vegetables gives you a sour face, you are in the majority. According to a recent poll by the CDC, 90% of Americans are not getting the recommended servings from fruits and vegetables in their diets. Coincidentally, almost… Read More

During Snack Month, Remember: Carrots Beat Cookies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent research on children’s snacking shows some stark statistics. All the more reason, says a University of Florida registered dietitian, to eat fruits and veggies rather than potato chips when it’s snack time. February is… Read More

Urban Food Systems & MREC

The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is continuing to evolve to meet the lifestyle horticulture needs and interests of its urban constituency in Central Florida.  Urban food systems are becoming a major element of MREC’s urban portfolio…. Read More

They Are Healthy For a Reason

It’s no secret, fruits and vegetables provide many health benefits. Research has shown that people who consume a diet plentiful in fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy meal plan are likely to have reduced risk… Read More

Cautious Optimism About Whitefly Pressure on Fall Vegetables this Year

Josh Freeman, Associate Professor of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, Xavier Martini, Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Florida, Mathews Paret, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Stormy Sparks, Professor of Entomology, University of Georgia, and… Read More