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Category: Health & Nutrition

UF/IFAS, EFNEP Build Food Security Through Education, Demonstrations, Mobile Food Pantry

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. –You can’t have healthy cooking and eating habits if you’re food insecure. In today’s world, lack of access to nutritious food is a reality for millions of people. In Jupiter, one… Read More

Soil and water effects on public health highlighted in new UF certificate program

By Mike Loizzo From dirty beaches following an oil spill to the Flint, Michigan, water crisis – soil and water contamination pose a public health risk to people, plants and wildlife. To better understand the… Read More

UF Students Compete as Finalists in National Product Development Baking Competition

A team of University of Florida food science and human nutrition graduate students have been selected as one of three college groups to compete as finalists for the nation’s most prominent scholarship competition for students… Read More

Peanut Butter Challenge Back on Track After Hurricane Michael Recovery

Last year’s UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge was just getting started when Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle. As the communities dealt with the aftermath and UF/IFAS Extension offices became collection points for all varieties… Read More

Brazilian Peppertree, Hemp Among Top UF/IFAS Stories for 2019

A year of impactful teaching, research and outreach meant UF/IFAS was frequently in the headlines in 2019. Here is a round-up of some of the biggest stories from this year. Brazilian peppertree Brazilian peppertree is… Read More

A Cornucopia of Alternatives to Turkey at Thanksgiving

It may be juicy, tender and traditional, but not everyone wants to eat turkey at Thanksgiving. UF/IFAS nutrition experts say you could eat any of the following as your entrée: protein-packed dishes – with or… Read More

UF Students Host “Day of Service” Event to Combat Global Food Insecurity

Malnutrition is the largest contributor to disease in the world, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. With a growing international population projected to reach 9.2 billion by 2050, the demand… Read More

Blame Your Parents for What Satisfies Your Sweet Tooth

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When presented with a bowl of Halloween treats, most people probably know their top pick immediately. Chocolate? Fruity? A salty/sweet mix? According to the University of Florida’s pre-eminent expert on human taste… Read More

So-Called ‘Longevity Vitamin’ Might Hold More Importance than Scientists Thought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from a University of Florida microbiologist shows that disease-causing bacteria compete with their human hosts for a key micronutrient. Although queuine (pronounced KYOO-in) has been identified as essential to human… Read More