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Health & Nutrition

Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that address public health issues, improve economic well-being, and help people make healthier, better-informed decisions. Programs range from local foods, food safety, and food preservation to gardening and environmental efforts.

Add Activity to Your Life

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, a celebration of the joy and health benefits of living an …

Watch Less, Move More

How do you spend your free time? Many of us spend a lot of our free time in front …

Clean Hands for Healthy Living

Several common misconceptions exist about how often hands should be washed, water temperature, soap choices, and the best way …

Food Safety When Eating Out

Sometimes it’s just easier and more enjoyable to let someone else do the cooking. Whether you’re eating out at …

Holiday Challenge Week 6

This is the season where we strive to do it all – give the perfect gift, bake the perfect …

Holiday Challenge Week 5

Holidays and stress go hand in hand. Extra commitments on your calendar and the breakneck pace from Thanksgiving to …

Holiday Challenge Week 4

Cookies. Candy canes. Pie. Hot chocolate. It seems that everywhere you turn during the holidays, temptation is at your …

Holiday Challenge Week 3

If you’re headed out of town for the holidays it usually means time to kick back, relax, and enjoy …

Holiday Challenge Week 2

Shorter daylight hours and busier days may make you wonder how you will fit physical activity in during the …

Holiday Challenge Week 1

What is supposed to be a fun filled holiday celebration can turn even the most fun-loving people into nervous …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

2 weeks agoDisaster Recovery
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 …

9/25/18Local Foods

A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …

8/24/18

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

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

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 …

7/20/18Local Foods

Insect Repellent Products

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

Ginseng Disease Control - Phytophthora and Alternaria

Phytophthora leaf blight and root rot is a devastating disease which causes a leaf blight …