Focus on food for better health

This fall, UFHR’s Wellness Wednesday presentations focus on ways to improve your nutritional habits for better overall health.

In October, Julie England, UF IFAS Family and Consumer Sciences extension agent, and Wendy Dahl, associate professor in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, spoke about the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and how to incorporate the diet into your everyday life. Watch the recording and find a PDF of the their presentation.

You can also find a wide array of Wellness Wednesday recordings on diet and nutrition topics ranging from raising a healthy eater to deciphering probiotics on the WorkLife at UF website’s media library.

Upcoming Wellness Wednesdays

Register to attend in person at 903 W. University Ave. by clicking the registration links below. Or join us via live stream by emailing

NOV. 1
Type 2 Diabetes: Action Steps for Prevention
Ryan Sanders, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator, UF Health
Learn about the symptoms, risk factors and principles of prevention. Discover lifestyle tweaks that can help you prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
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DEC. 6
Exploring Food Fads
Laura Acosta, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, UF Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
When it comes to nutrition, there are strong assertions about what we should and should not be eating.  But which claims are credible, and which ones are just marketing hype?  Join us in distilling the propaganda and discover what the science says about some of the current food and nutrition trends.
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NEW! Virtual Grocery Store Tour Presentations
Navigate the grocery store with this on-demand presentation to transform the way you shop for food. Learn what to look for from each aisle, compare products to become a food label pro, and get tips to find your “best fit” foods—those that taste good, are good for you and fit within your food budget. To schedule this interactive, 60-minute presentation, email