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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.

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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 …


Power Pancakes and Waffles

These protein-packed pancakes or waffles are great for meal prep. You can easily double or triple the recipe to …

Kale salad

Kale, Arugula, and Farro Salad

This simple salad is creamy, crunchy, and packed with flavor. Kale gives this salad hearty bulk while the arugula …

Med Instead of Meds

Med Instead of Meds

Happy National Mediterranean Diet Month! Did you know that two-thirds of chronic diseases can be prevented by lifestyle changes, …


Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Looking for a sweet treat? Strawberry season is around the corner, so save this recipe to use up those …

tuna salad

Citrusy Tuna Salad

March is National Nutrition Month! Celebrate by making a recipe from, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This tuna …

Pina colada

Piña Colada

This warm weather definitely makes me want to sit in the sun with a refreshing drink and the wind …

More in My Basket

In Season Produce

Farmers’ Markets are opening back up and it’s time to shop in season. Choosing in season produce is a …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

6 days ago

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 …

4/3/24Local Foods
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 …

4/3/24Local 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 …

4/3/24Local Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

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

4/3/24Local Foods
A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

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

4/3/24Local Foods
Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

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

4/3/24Local Foods
4-H volunteers gleaning sweet potatoes.


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

4/3/24Local Foods