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Good nutrition isn’t about counting calories or eating only “healthy” foods or never again eating your favorite food. Good nutrition is about making food choices that allow you to stay healthy and well, and have the energy you need to do the things you want to do. It’s about making informed choices based on your knowledge of food, nutrients, food safety, and food storage, and finding your balance between food and physical activity. Good nutrition can contribute enormously to your quality of life and to extended good health even into very old age.

The UF/IFAS Extension Family and Consumer Sciences food and wellness program is here to help you better understand a variety of topics related to nutrition, health and food safety and to provide you with tools you need to live a long and healthy life. 

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Hit Your Fitness Goals with Let’s Walk Florida!

Written by: Angelika Keene, Public Health Specialist This year, it is more important than ever to focus on adopting a healthier lifestyle. If you started 2022 with goals of improving your health, fitness, and well-being but have had...
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Celebrate #NationalSoupDay by Trying a New Soup Recipe with Oysters

Did you know that February 4th is National Homemade Soup Day? Why not join in on this celebration by trying a new soup recipe that includes oysters. Florida oysters are available year-round.  Oyster harvest is mainly done in the cooler months in...
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Fall Food Drives: Improving Health and Feeding Families

The availability of a person’s next meal or just food, in general, can vary due to access, availability, and income. This may occur for a short period or longer which can result in a lack of the nutrition bodies need to prevent health...
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