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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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Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!

Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant...
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Starting the Year Off Right with Seafood

One of the key recommendations from the 2015 dietary guidelines is to include a variety of protein foods in your diet. Seafood is a healthy protein...
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Climate Change Is A Current and Future Issue

The nation’s economy, public health, infrastructure, and natural resources face an immediate and continued threat from climate change impacts, warns the comprehensive 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) released on November 23, 2018. READ MORE |  RELATED INFORMATION