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Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that help people make healthier, better-informed decisions and grow our economy. Programs cover a variety of areas from local foods and food safety to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Adjust Goals for Travel

Whether you are traveling for the holidays or for work, sticking to your goals may be more difficult when …

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Yogurt Dip for Apples

While this recipe says “for Apples,” this yogurt dip would be delicious with any of your favorite fruit! This …

Apple smoothie

Apple Yogurt Smoothie

In honor of National Apple Month, we’re featuring a few tasty apple recipes! This week, we’ve got a delicious …


Ready to Crunch for National Apple Month?

October is National Apple month! Check out this great article from Nebraska Extension’s Nutrition Specialist, Lisa Franzen-Castle, RD, PhD. Apples …

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Chocolate Overnight Oats 

Overnight oats are a great way to meal prep ahead of time. They are an excellent source of whole …

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Quick Burrito Bowl

Another great Med Instead of Meds recipe. Burrito bowls have become a staple for many people – they are …

Potato cakes

Samosa-Inspired Potato Cakes

In honor of our upcoming Med Instead of Meds program that will start September 21, check out this great …

The Jennifer Anniston Salad

There’s a new viral salad going around, and I am here for it! The salad is super simple and …

Fried pickles

Oven Baked “Fried” Pickles

Fried pickles are a common American treat when visiting a local restaurant. While their crunch may be extra satisfying, …


Chicken Enchiladas

Many traditional enchilada recipes are packed with a little heat. This recipe, from Illinois Extension, leaves out the heat …


Oatmeal Pecan Waffles

When we think healthy breakfast, waffles aren’t the first thing to come to mind. However, these waffles are packed …

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COVID-19 General Guidance for Retail Food Environments

This factsheet offers guidance for retail establishments during a viral respiratory outbreak, like the coronavirus …

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4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

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Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

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This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

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Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

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