Tag: Food Science and Human Nutrition

Study Aims to Use Orange Peels for Something Useful: Better Heart Health

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — You’ve heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Now orange peels may improve your heart health. Yu Wang, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at the UF Institute of Food… Read More

Food Safety a ‘Major Public Health Issue,’ Says UF/IFAS Professor Ahead of First-Ever World Food Safety Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The World Health Organization estimates that each year, 600 million people suffer from an episode of foodborne disease, or one out of every 10 global citizens. To highlight the need for safe, accessible food worldwide,… Read More

UF Study: Hunger and Food Security May Impact College Student Health and Academic Performance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When she began her sophomore year in 2015 at the University of Florida, Angela Rodriguez experienced a gap in paychecks between the summer and fall semesters while she changed part-time jobs. Without a source to… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Lecturer Named UF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year

Students won’t find monotonous lectures with rote memorization assignments in Laura Acosta’s dietetics courses at the University of Florida. Instead, dietetics majors find themselves engaged in memorable, meaningful learning experiences, such as conducting mock nutrition interviews, creating educational… Read More

UF Students Recognized for Achievements at 13th Annual CALS Banquet

With experiences ranging from teaching sea life curricula to children and working at the Florida Museum of Natural History, to conducting strawberry genetics research and interning with Unilever, the achievements of students in the University of Florida College… 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 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

Global Handwashing Day: Old-Fashioned Soap and Water Best Way to Prevent Illness, UF Professor Says

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It’s a dirty truth: many people don’t wash their hands as often as they should. And that’s a problem when it comes to preventing disease, especially outbreaks of foodborne illness, says a University of Florida professor. “Washing your… Read More

UF Researchers Seek to Develop Tastier Mangos

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mangos make for a tasty, nutritious snack or side dish. To help meet consumer demand for more flavorful mangos without grit or fibrous flesh, University of Florida scientists will try to identify superior varieties so… Read More

UF Scientists Hope to Breed Better-Tasting Sweet Corn

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists plan to use a $7.3 million, four-year grant to find the genetic traits that will make sweet corn taste even better, last longer and grow better across the nation. Mark Settles,… Read More