Food & Nutrition

Food Safety for the Grilling Season

Warm weather ushers in the grilling season and those wonderful get togethers with family and friends. Grilling season also comes with the potential for foodborne illnesses. Prevention and preparation are key to keeping you and your love ones safe from illness. When getting started, remember to follow all the tips below …

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The Long Awaited Updated Nutrition Label

After the roll out of the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, updates to the nutrition labels on food products has finally been unveiled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Nutrition labels are intended to allow consumers to make healthier dietary decisions (and are a product of the Nutritional Labeling …

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Healthy Recipe Substitutions in Honor of National Nutrition Month!

National Nutrition Month is celebrated each March and to honor this event I want to share some hints to aid in improving the quality of a recipe ingredient. Do you ever want to change a recipe to try to lessen the fat content but are unsure of what to do? If so, …

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Where to store what in the Refrigerator

Our refrigerators are essential for storing and preserving foods and have become so varied in styles, but one thing doesn’t vary; how to properly store food in them. But, are we using them properly? Here is the ins and outs of best refrigerator storage practices.

Avoid placing eggs or dairy in the refrigerator …

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Sugar, which form do I choose?

Sugar comes in many forms and from many sources. Cane sugar, sugar beets, maple trees, agave plant, and those gracious bees utilizing flower nectar to produce honey are the most well-known.

With the changes to the dietary guidelines asking you to limit your intake of sugar, what is your best option to choose? Of course …

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Eat your eggs, drink your coffee! Just don’t add sugar to the coffee!

The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans are recommendations that our government updates every five years  and the newest updates have arrived with a few of the changes that are surprising.

Eat your eggs and be happy! There is no longer a limit on daily cholesterol intake. Although the daily limit has been banished, intake should …

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Exercise, Weight Loss, and Resolutions

Well, the New Year has begun and we find ourselves motivated to start on a positive note with resolutions we made.  A resolution is a promise one makes to himself/herself to engage in an act that is intended to lead to personal self-improvement. If it is too stressful, then chances are it …

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Dine In, America

How many of us dine out each week? According to many sources, Americans eat out or consume prepared meals more than 4 times per week. Even worse, Americans spend more of their food dollars on these foods than groceries.

This is truly disturbing as we see more and more people suffering …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2015/11/20/dine-in-america/

Pumpkins aren’t just for decorating!

With autumn here, pumpkins are seen as the main decorating items used in themes we see everywhere. We use them for decorations and delicious treats, but what is really known about pumpkins? According to the following poem from the Pilgrim verse, circa 1633, Pilgrims would have starved without pumpkins.

For pottage and puddings and custards …

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Put Down The Fork and Get On Your Feet!

The numbers are in, and according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20% or more of the United States adult population is obese in each state. This data was collected during the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System that involves health-related telephone surveys. It has long been discussed in our society that obesity …

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