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Hunger in Florida: A problem with a size and scope hard to digest

October 4, 2021

More than 3 million Florida residents are food insecure and receive food assistance. During Food Week, Oct. 11 to 16, units across UF/IFAS will join hands to raise awareness about hunger issues and engage students and the public in solving hunger ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: Alan And Cathy Hitchcock Field And Fork Pantry, Field And Fork, Food Assistance, Food Pantry, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Food Systems Institute, Food Week, Gators Give And Serve Week, SNAP

A Healthy Table virtual workshop returns with holiday meal prep

September 1, 2021

It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is just around the corner again, and many people will look forward to cooking festive meals. “A Healthy Table, Festive Feasts” is a special holiday-themed virtual cook-along workshop with ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bay County, Calhoun County, Escambia, Gulf County, Jackson County, Liberty County, Manatee County, News, Northwest Extension District, Okaloosa County, Walton County

Breast milk of mothers who received COVID-19 vaccine contains antibodies that fight illness

August 24, 2021

The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida. For the study, ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Covid-19, Joseph Larkin, Microbiology And Cell Science, News, Vaccination
Rows of canned goods stocked neatly in a food pantry

Voices of UF/IFAS: Ziynet Boz

August 20, 2021

Name: Ziynet Boz Position: Assistant Professor Hometown: Mersin, Turkey Years with UF/IFAS: 8 months since I started my position. I completed my Ph.D. here at the ABE department between 2013-2017 as a Fulbright scholar and completed ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Institute For Sustainable Food Systems, Voices Of UF/IFAS

Dietitians are credible, with or without a white coat, study shows

August 4, 2021

When you see your physician in a white coat, chances are you might think he or she is smarter, more confident and perhaps even exudes a compassionate bedside manner. But what about dietitians? Do they need a white coat or scrubs to be perceived ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Bobbi Langkamp-Henken, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Competence, Credibility, Dietitian, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Master Of Science-Dietetic Internship, Patients, Professional Attire, Scrubs, White Coat

UF-led team receives Keck grant to study fungal infections spread by wildfire smoke

August 3, 2021

A multidisciplinary team of scientists will study how wildfire smoke spreads fungi that can affect human health, using artificial intelligence to predict future threats This will be the first study of its kind in a new scientific field: ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Health & Nutrition, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Fungi, Jason Smith, News, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Wildfire
image - urban farm in the city

Back by popular demand: UF/IFAS Extension Broward Urban Sustainable Food Production Short Course

July 29, 2021

Sustainable urban food production provides benefits that extend beyond addressing food insecurity. The supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 continue to be felt across industries and communities. This has awakened a volume of interest ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Environmental Horticulture, FLREC, Jiangxiao Qiu, Lorna Bravo, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County 4-H Youth Development Program, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS Solutions, Urban Food Production

Unexpected finding: People die from heat year-round in Florida; experts offer tips

June 30, 2021

Floridians and visitors to the Sunshine State bake during the summer. Daytime temperatures often soar well into the 90s, and the heat index hovers over 100. Heat can be so oppressive it causes death, and a new University of Florida report shows ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Athletes, Children, Construction, Elderly, Farming, Heat, Heat-related Deaths, Hydration, Landscaping, Serap Gorucu, Vehicle, Water, Year-round

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