LAKE ALFRED, Fla.—Americans’ love affair with sugar can be a deadly attraction that sometimes leads to major health problems, including obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Finding natural, non-caloric sugar substitutes is desirable but challenging. ... READ MORE
Sweet Season has Begun
“Sweet” season can be year-round, but the season begins with Halloween and continues through to Valentine’s Day. Many of our family traditions include special desserts and side dishes that have added sugar. Thanksgiving ... READ MORE
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
The new nutrition label attracts more attention to sugar and calorie content, but did not impact consumer choices when asked to choose between sugary beverages and healthier options, a recent UF/IFAS study says.
This year, the U.S. Food and ... READ MORE
In Florida, you can’t tell that it’s fall by watching the local weather report. Instead, you know that it’s fall based on the amount of pumpkin-flavored products found at coffee shops, bakeries, and the grocery stores. By now, you have ... READ MORE
Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences
America's Sweet Tooth
It sounds a bit morbid, but a corpse’s teeth can say a lot about their life, including what they ate and the state of their overall ... READ MORE