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Victory gardens: How UF helped communities grow during the pandemic and beyond

June 21, 2021

COVID-19 brought national food supply-chain disruptions, increased pressure on food banks and struggle for families across the country. The statewide UF/IFAS Extension victory garden program began as an effort to empower those in need to grow ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Backyard Gardening, Columbia County, Florida Vegetable Gardening, Food Insecurity, Food Security, Home-grown Food, Marion County, Orange County, Sumter County, UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Urban Gardening, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetable Gardens, Victory 2020 Garden, Victory Gardens

National NIFA and HUD webinar shares UF/IFAS Extension Homeflow program

June 14, 2021

UF/IFAS Extension agents will present Homeflow, a program that teaches families how to build healthy relationships, maintain their home and establish financial safety on an upcoming national webinar. The program is presented in partnership ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Family, Family And Consumer Sciences, Homeflow, Relationships

New UF research sets stage for development of salmonella vaccine

May 6, 2021

Worldwide, there are more than 95 million salmonella infections each year, with 1.35 million occurring in the United States. There is no effective human vaccine for this common germ. Researchers with the University of Florida have developed ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Mariola Edelmann, Microbiology And Cell Science, News, Salmonella

UF scientists find new evidence linking gut bacteria and neurodegenerative conditions

May 6, 2021

New research establishes, for the first time, a link between specific bacteria species and physical manifestations of neurodegenerative diseases. The scientists introduced specific bacteria into 1-millimeter-long worm called C. elegans, ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Daniel Czyz, Microbiology And Cell Science, Neurodegenerative Diseases, News
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Want to grow your own vegetable garden? New UF/IFAS guide helps estimate costs, savings

April 23, 2021

One third of all U.S. households participate in some type of food gardening with vegetable gardening being the most common type. UF/IFAS Extension agents from throughout the Sunshine State have released a guide to help consumers design ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Food And Resource Economics, Home Gardening, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF/IFAS Extension, Vegetable Gardens

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

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
Crab cake lumps on a long narrow dish with green garnish

Seafood: A holiday tradition

December 22, 2020

By Rhett Register On Christmas Eve, many Italian Americans join family and friends for a fish and seafood dinner. The Feast of the Seven Fishes, as some call it, seems to have its origins in Southern Italy and was introduced to America in the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Health & Nutrition, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Commercial Fishing, Cooking, Cooking Fish, Dinnertime, Feast Of The Seven Fishes, Fresh From Florida

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