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Food Science and Human Nutrition

The UF/IFAS Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is among one of the world's largest combined programs in which food science, nutritional sciences, and dietetics are studied within one academic department. For more information, see http://fshn.ifas.ufl.edu.

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Best Practices for Culinary Medicine Programming

FS445/FSHN22-9by Andrea Krenek, Anne Mathews, and Wendy DahlOctober 30th, 2022Nutrition and lifestyle habits are recognized as essential for health across the lifespan. A new approach to promote healthy practices is through culinary medicine (CM) or culinary nutrition (CN) programs. The optimal content, format, and timing varies across types of CM/CN programs. The purpose of this new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department is to provide an overview of CM/CN and best practices for implementation by nutrition educators with a range of populations. Written by Andrea Krenek, Anne Mathews, and Wendy Dahl.Critical Issue: Nutrition, Health and Food Safety

Exploring Intuitive Eating

FS443/FSHN22-8by Jennifer Campestrini, Amber Fritsche, Kelsi Garcia, Kaitlyn Grange, Kaylan Hebert, Anastasia Narizhnaya, Diannette Osorio Rexach, Rebecca Preece, and Wendy J. DahlOctober 9th, 2022Intuitive eating is an eating framework created by two dietitians integrating instinct, emotion, and rational thought. Through ten principles, intuitive eating can help individuals become more in tune with the physical sensations of their bodies and adequately meet their biological and physiological needs. Additionally, intuitive eating helps to remove obstacles such as food rules and thought patterns instilled by diet culture. This new 8-page publication of the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department explains the ten principles of intuitive eating in detail to help people searching for peace with food find practices that honor their physical and mental health. Written by Jennifer Campestrini, Amber Fritsche, Kelsi Garcia, Kaitlyn Grange, Kaylan Hebert, Anastasia Narizhnaya, Diannette Osorio Rexach, Rebecca Preece, and Wendy J. Dahl.Critical Issue: Nutrition, Health and Food Safety

La enfermedad renal crónica y la alimentación

FS444/FSHN21-1sby Danielle Aycart, Sofia Acevedo, and Jeanette AndradeAugust 3rd, 2022La enfermedad renal crónica (ERC o también llamada CKD por sus siglas en inglés) es considerada un problema de salud pública. En los Estados Unidos, se estima que 37 millones de adultos, que equivale al 15% de la población, padece esta enfermedad (CDC 2020). La enfermedad renal crónica es una enfermedad caracterizada por la pérdida gradual de la función renal. El consumir una dieta adecuada y balanceada puede prevenir el progreso de esta enfermedad (NKF, n.d.; Rysz et al. 2017). Por ende, el propósito de este artículo es proporcionar una descripción general de la ERC y consideraciones nutricionales. This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department is a translation of FS429, "Chronic Kidney Disease and Nutrition." Written by Danielle Aycart, Sofia Acevedo, and Jeanette Andrade.Critical Issue: Nutrition, Health and Food Safety

Toxicidad del Selenio y del Mercurio: La Fábula de los Peces

FS442/FSHN22-4sby Razieh Farzad y Jeanette AndradeAugust 2nd, 2022El pescado es un componente esencial en una dieta equilibrada. No solo es una buena fuente de proteína, sino que también aporta ácidos grasos esenciales, como el omega-3; vitaminas, como la vitamina D; y minerales, como el selenio (Se). Sin embargo, a los consumidores les inquieta la exposición a mercurio por consumo de pescado. Además, estudios recientes han demostrado que el selenio puede prevenir la intoxicación por mercurio. Es útil entender la interacción entre el selenio y el mercurio para comprender mejor el riesgo de exposición a mercurio por consumo de pescados y mariscos. Written by Razieh Farzad and Jeanette Andrade, and published by the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, July 2022.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Healthy Living Lifestyle Habits: Land and Sea

FS441/FSHN22-7by Razieh Farzad, Brittany Scharf, Jim E. Davis, LuAnn Duncan, and Jana AndersonMay 15th, 2022This new 5-page publication of the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department provides information for the general public about the benefits of incorporating land- and water-based natural resource activities to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Written by Razieh Farzad, Brittany Scharf, Jim E. Davis, LuAnn Duncan, and Jana Anderson.Critical Issue: Nutrition, Health and Food Safety