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Category: Health & Nutrition

UF/IFAS CALS students, faculty host Stop Hunger Now on Nov. 4 to feed international communities in need

Please see caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly 800 million people globally do not receive the necessary amount of food to survive, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. While the… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher: Study shows federal school lunch guidelines lead to healthier choices

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Federal school lunch guidelines enacted in 2012 are improving nutrition for school-age children and reducing childhood obesity, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Florida Institute of Food and… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Sweet Sensation® ‘Florida127’ strawberry lives up to its name

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growers in Florida’s $300 million-a-year strawberry industry now have proof that the latest UF/IFAS-bred variety lasts longer on the shelf and tastes sweeter than two UF/IFAS cultivars,… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher wins grant to try to manipulate iron absorption in at-risk people

James Collins GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People with too much iron in their bodies can develop serious illnesses. So University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher James Collins plans to use a $2.5… Read More