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Health and Wellness


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. 


How Happiness Impacts Health

Authored by Hailey Peirce & Angelika Keene We all have an innate sense of what happiness is. Happiness is a universal feeling that we all desire to have. But did you know that happiness has been shown to actually impact various...

Celebrate National Grapefruit Month!

February is National Grapefruit Month! Grapefruits are in the citrus family, and are a very common fruit, especially in Florida. They come in a variety of colors, including red, pink and white. In this blog, we will take a look at the history of...

Physical Activity and Children’s Brain Health

Many of us know that being physically active is good for our physical health, but did you know that physical activity is also beneficial for brain health? Physical activity is especially important for the brain health of children, as they are in...