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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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Basic Marinades

Marinating is an easy way to add great flavor to roasted meats and vegetables in no time! Use these …

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Mexican Street Corn Salsa

I made this Mexican Street Corn Salsa from Lillie Eats and Tells for the first time on our family …

Quick Burrito Bowl

Looking for an easy throw-together dinner, or a quick meal for lunch? This Quick Burrito Bowl from our Med …

Four Reasons You May Feel Stuck

Setting goals for oneself can be tough, especially when they’re not being achieved. Not only can this impact one’s …

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Grilling Safely at Home

It’s always important to follow good hygiene practices when handling or preparing food for yourself and others, whether you …

Berry Smoothie

Try Some of Nature's Candy!

Have you ever made up your mind that you are going to stop eating sweets? I mean completely cut …

Take Your Health Off the Shelf!

According to the Statista website, there are 126.8 million fulltime employees as of May 2021. This is an awesome …

Do's and Don'ts of Canning

Summer is around the corner which means the garden’s bounty is soon to follow. If you are interested in …

Cooking With a Pot of Love

Cooking doesn’t have to be a one-person job. For many years since the beginning of time, food brings people …

Almond Cookies

We all crave sweets every now and then. Although rethinking our sweets is part of the Mediterranean Diet, this …

Burrito Bowl

Choosing whole grains is a great way to help increase your fiber intake! Try to make at least half …

Couscous Salad

One of the sessions we teach in our Med Instead of Meds workshop focused on the Mediterranean Diet is …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …