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The holidays are coming…


October 31, 2022

The cavalcade of holidays is upon us once more, along with its social and alimentary conventions. If the idea of sorting through the sugary spoils of Halloween and preparing menus for Thanksgiving, December holiday parties, and New Year's ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Department Of Family Youth And Community Sciences, Eating Well, Finances, Food, Food Safety, Food Science And Human Nutrition Department, Holidays, Stress

UF scientist wins federal grant to reduce heat stress, improve beef production in cattle

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July 14, 2022

Every year across the country, heat causes $300 million in damage to cattle, ample reason for University of Florida scientists to try to cool the animals and increase their beef production. The newest scientific effort will be led by Philipe ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Animal Sciences Department, Calves, Cattle, Cow-calf, Cows, Gestation, Grant, Heat, Heat Mitigation, National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, Philipe Moriel, Pregnancy, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Stress, Weaning
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2022 Updated UF/IFAS Hurricane and Disaster Information

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June 2, 2022

The UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery website offers resources to help Floridians prepare for and deal with natural disasters. From hurricanes to floods, tornados to thunderstorms, natural disasters can impact our lives with little ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Disaster Preparation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster, Hurricane, Landscape, Stress, Weather

Time to Focus on Self-Care


July 26, 2021

We have all been through quite a lot throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and many of us have learned a lot about our own habits and the activities of others. Maintaining good health and adopting positive behaviors that promote wellbeing are very ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 10 Self Care Considerations, Decrease Stress Level, Exercise; Proper Temperature; Handwashing; Sleep; Regular Checkups; Healthy Eating, Health; Wellness; Self Care, Kindness Matters, Organize Important Paperwork, Prioritize Self Care, Stress, Vitamin D

Pandemic eating among the food-secure: more comfort foods, but not a drastic increase

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January 5, 2021

During the first three months of the pandemic, food-secure people did not change their eating habits very much, although some of them turned a bit more to comfort foods, new University of Florida research shows. The study also serves as a cautionary ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Comfort Food, Covid-19, Eating, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Food-secure, Jeanette Andrade, Nutrition, Pandemic, Salt, Snacks, Stress, Sugar
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The holidays will be different this year – here’s how to cope

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November 17, 2020

The holidays often bring a sense of joy, but not without stress for most families. The hustle and bustle, gift buying and meal preparation can be overwhelming. But this year, with challenges including COVID-19, stress may reach an all-time high. UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Christmas, Covid-19, Covid19, Family, Relationships, Self Care, Stress, Stress Management, Thanksgiving, Travel, Youth And Community Sciences

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