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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.

National Soup Month

January tends to be a pretty bleak month. The holidays have just ended and everyone is adjusting back to …

Med Instead of Meds

Did you know that two-thirds of chronic diseases can be prevented by lifestyle changes, specifically diet and exercise? This …

Less Food Waste in 2020

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), food waste refers to the “decrease in …

Self-Care for 2020

A new year brings great time for reflection and new intentions. I know that resolutions have been given a …

Have a Healthy Holiday

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but we often get distracted by many of the events that …

Staying Active During the Winter

Dropping Temperatures Does Not Mean Your Activity Level Has to Drop During the winter months, it is often difficult to …

Feed Your Body, Not Your Mood

Do you ever eat because you’re bored? Mad? Angry? Happy? This is what we call emotional eating, or you …

Keep Your Holiday Foods Safe

Sometimes I wonder what happened to doing things right during the holidays. I know things get hectic, but many of …

Bring Hypertension to a Halt

Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. It is a condition that puts a higher amount of force …

Holiday Challenge 2019

Join us this year for the 2019 Eat Smart, Move More Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge! This year the …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

10/1/19

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

9/26/19

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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 …