Category: Work & Life

UF Nutrition Education Program Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Floridians Eat Healthier

March is National Nutrition Month, a reminder that we can all do better when it comes to eating right. But if resources are limited, it can be hard for individuals and families to access nutritious foods and practice… Read More

National Nutrition Month Advice: Eat More Fresh, Fewer Processed Foods

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nutrients from fresh foods give you “more bang for your nutritional buck,” says a registered dietitian with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “For every calorie, there’s also going to be… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Celebrates National Heart Health Month with Innovative Programs

ORLANDO, Fla. – February is National Heart Health Month, and agents with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension are gearing up with programs to help central Florida residents get and stay healthy…. Read More

UF/IFAS Expert: Eat Fresh Food for a Healthy Heart

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fresh food is your friend, and sodium and cholesterol your perpetual enemies in maintaining a healthy heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., according to the… Read More

Crowd-Sourced Apps Help Planners Design Better Paths for Cyclists

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crowd-sourced data can tell us where bicyclists travel, a useful tool for traffic planners as they decide where to build roads and bike paths, new University of Florida research shows. The research from the UF… Read More

During Snack Month, Remember: Carrots Beat Cookies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent research on children’s snacking shows some stark statistics. All the more reason, says a University of Florida registered dietitian, to eat fruits and veggies rather than potato chips when it’s snack time. February is… Read More

Younger Generation Bringing New Energy to UF/IFAS Master Gardeners as Program Celebrates 40 Years in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – Angie Dixon, 38, was working long hours as a project manager, but would spend weekends trolling plant shows and local community gardens. Though she loved everything about plants, she knew nothing about gardening. “I figured… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Offers Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s the holiday season, a time of year when most of us tend to overeat. A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty member says we don’t have to deprive ourselves… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension: Give Generously, but Carefully

SANFORD, Fla. – The holidays are the time of year for giving, especially for those who want to get the tax benefits of donating to your favorite charity. But a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural… Read More