Tag: nutrition

What’s The Link between Proteins and Amino Acids?

Proteins, along with carbohydrates and fats, are the three nutrients that provide calories or energy, in addition to performing other functions in the body.  The main purpose of proteins is to build, repair, and maintain all body tissues… Read More

Candy That’s Good For You

Berries are like nature’s candy: sweet and delicious.  However, unlike regular candy, they are a powerhouse of nutrients for good health.  Berries are low in calories and contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and water with no fat, cholesterol,… Read More

2019 Small Ruminants Production Conference

Join us on Thursday, May 16, 2019 for an information packed session on caring for your goats and sheep.  Topics will include nutritional requirements, common diseases of small ruminants, pasture management, toxic weeds and plants, marketing for meat,… Read More

2019 Diabetes Self-Management Education

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Join us for this 2019 six-session series on diabetes self-management education. UF/IFAS Marion County Extension and One Health Center present an educational mini-series on diabetes self-management.               Location: One Health Center 1714… Read More

What’s the Connection between Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene?

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for normal vision, especially in the dark.  It is also important for immune function, reproduction and cell growth for proper development and maintenance of our skin and internal organs. There are… Read More