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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.

Journey to Health

Are you hoping to get in better health this year? With so much information out there, it can be …

Don’t Set Resolutions

Happy New Year! This time of year is always so refreshing. We set new goals for ourselves, focus on …

Pack Lunch Every Day

The other day my college roommate reached out and asked me to send her a salad recipe I always …

Turkey Overload! What Do I Do?

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and I couldn’t be more excited to kick into Holiday gear! Delicious …

Holiday Challenge 2018

Join us this year for the 2018 Eat Smart, Move More Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge! This year the …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

1 week agoLocal Foods

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

trimming local green beans

Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

2/5/19Local Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

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

1/29/19Local Foods
A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

12/5/18
produce at farmers market

Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
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 …

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 …