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January 2021

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans – New Revisions and Uses

Wed January 27th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Free
Health Professional Taking Notes

About This Webinar: Every 5 years, the government publishes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Guidelines).  These Guidelines serve as a central source of guidance that nutrition programs within the government can use to inform their food and nutrition programs and initiatives while tailoring their efforts for their specific audiences, like women and children and school lunches. The Guidelines provide food-based recommendations to promote health, help prevent diet-related disease, and meet nutrient needs. Additionally, outside organizations and companies use the Guidelines in the… Continue Reading The 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans – New Revisions and Uses

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February 2021

Food and Nutrition Before, During and After Disasters

Wed February 24th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Image of a collection of pantry items such as grains, seeds, and cans of food.

About This Session: Obtaining safe food before, during, and after disasters or hazards, such as a hurricane or a pandemic, is a necessity for survival. In this session, our partners from the Defense Commissary Agency share what they do to keep our food safe and what you should be shopping for before disasters hit. Additionally, Extension faculty from the University of Florida will share first-hand accounts of helping communities and individuals procure and prepare safe, healthy foods during and after… Continue Reading Food and Nutrition Before, During and After Disasters

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March 2021

Food Waste vs Food Safety: A Balancing Act

Tue March 23rd: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
Woman in refrigerator smelling expired food

About This Webinar: The United States is, unfortunately, the leader of food waste in the world. According to the USDA, they estimate that about 133 billion pounds of food was wasted in 2010 at the retail and consumer level. This webinar examines the problem of food waste and how we as consumers can safely reduce the amount of food waste in our homes. One of the biggest contributors to food waste is produce and as such, this webinar will also… Continue Reading Food Waste vs Food Safety: A Balancing Act

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