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Health & Nutrition

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.

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 …

Med Instead of Meds

It’s National Mediterranean Diet month! Did you know that two-thirds of chronic diseases can be prevented by lifestyle changes, …

Frozen Orange Pops

The weather is finally warming up which makes us crave a sweet, cold treat! Try these orange pops that are …

Alphabet Pizza

This month’s recipes are focused on fun foods for youth. Including children in the kitchen can help teach them …

Rainbow Kabobs

Children are the foundation of our future, which is why we should make sure they are eating healthy and …

Happy Living Well Month

Raising kids, eating right, spending smart, living well—that’s the theme of a national Living Well Campaign that is being …

Happy National Heart Month

February is National Heart Month, so what better way to celebrate than to talk about three things you can …

Don't Set Resolutions

Happy New Year! We have finally made it to 2021! I think it’s safe to say many of us …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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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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Searching for ripe tomatoes.

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. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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 …

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

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