UNF Brooks College of Health

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Florida Times-Union columnist Mark Woods about President Trump’s announcement he’ll shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments over the objections of five Native-American tribes (01:10).

We talked about the battle against food insecurity in Jacksonville and the new Center for Nutrition and Food Security with Curt Lox, Dean of the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida and Dr. Lauri Wright, director of the Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition program (32:36).  

Cole Pepper told about the Jaguars win over Indianapolis and previewed the college football playoff (46:00). 

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Jacksonville mental health providers want to make sure there are enough clinicians, so they're donating nearly $1 million to the University of North Florida to train psychiatric nurse practitioners.

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The American Heart Association is pursuing state-level financing programs to address the healthy food crisis in Jacksonville and its surrounding counties.

Fifty-five percent of the population living in Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Baker and Nassau counties live with either low access or no access at all to health foods. These areas are classified as food deserts.