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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.

Strawberries Just Ripe for You

Now is the time to enjoy strawberries that are grown and sold locally. You may want to consider picking …

Tame the Tube and Get Moving

Turning off the TV is an easy way to enhance your family’s health and happiness. More screen time on …

Quinoa - a Super Grain for Health

Quinoa, pronounced ‘keen wa’, is an ancient grain that comes from the Andes Mountains of South America. We think …

Give Your Heart a Healthy Beat

A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against heart disease, the number one killer …

Diabetes Self Management Classes

Become an active self-manager of diabetes Have you been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? Then you know that diabetes is …

Pumpkin Cooking Pointers

Pumpkins are a familiar sign of fall. The large Jack-O-Lantern variety has become the national symbol for Halloween although …

Tips for Egg Safety

Eggs, like meat, poultry, milk, and other foods are safe when handled properly. A bacterium, Salmonella Enteritidis, can be …

Right-Size Your Portion

Portion control is a key factor in achieving a healthy weight. What’s the right portion size for meals? It’s …

Barbecuing and Grilling

Barbecuing and grilling are popular with many cooks in the summer. Whenever you barbecue or grill food it is …

Decoding Food Product Dates

The following are dates you will find on product packaging:

 • The sell-by date, which represents the last day that …

Cook Smart, Eat Smart Workshop

Need help learning basic cooking skills, how to save money at the grocery store and how to practice food …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Ginseng Disease Control - Phytophthora and Alternaria

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

Sources of Goldenseal Seeds, Plants or Roots

This publication offers a list of companies and nurseries that carry goldenseal seeds or plants …

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

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

5/2/18Local Foods

Venison Donation Programs

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

4/18/18Local Foods

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

4/18/18Local Foods

Home Composting with Earthworms

Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

4/9/18

Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

2/28/18

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/14/18