Monthly Archive: June 2016

National Fruit & Vegetable Month!

June is National Fruit & Vegetable Month! Are you ready for fresh summer produce? Here is a refresher on how to choose and store your fresh fruits and vegetables. Make the most of your fruits and vegetables by keeping them healthy from harvest to table.

 

Many people cannot wait until the fresh squash, peas, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/06/24/national-fruit-vegetable-month/

E-Cigarettes and Teens

The 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey has revealed that there is an increase in the use of e-cigarettes by teens as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. This is of concern indicating the adoption of a new risk behavior.

“Current cigarette smoking is at an all-time low, which is great news. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/06/16/e-cigarettes-and-teens/

Hurricane Preparedness

photo credit NOAA

With the passing of the 1st  of June, hurricane season has officially begun. With the 3rd named storm, Tropical Storm Colin, already having affected some Floridians, are you prepared if a storm is expected in your area?

Will you want to leave or stay in your home unless an evacuation is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/06/10/hurricane-preparedness/

Is It A Food or Is It A Supplement?

There are differences between food products and dietary supplements. Our foods are governed closely by the FDA and require specific labeling, titled ‘Nutritional Facts,’ that are specific and apply to true food products and contain the benefits to the daily dietary intake. Dietary supplements labels are titled ‘Supplement Facts’ and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/06/03/is-it-a-food-or-is-it-a-supplement/