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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.

Free Grocery Store Tours

We are seeking families who would be interested in learning more about health and receiving some FREE groceries!! All you have to …

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Winterize Your Car

If you use a car to get around and live in an area that experiences winter weather, it’s important …

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Be Fire Safe This Holiday Season

Have you put up holiday decorations at home? It’s important to be safe when you decorate with candles, lighted …

Holiday Desserts

Sweet or savory, any pumpkin recipe is a delicious treat. Check out the wide array of wonderful pumpkin dishes …

Join the 2018 Holiday Challenge!

You are invited to join the 12th annual Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on …

Stay Safe This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! Whether you’re lighting a jack-o-lantern or making costumes, use these tips to make …

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 …

4 days 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
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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 …