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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.

Barbecuing and Grilling

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

Delay Diabetes Complications

Did you know that the number one complication of diabetes over time is heart disease? Other complications of diabetes …

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 …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

6 hours agoLocal 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 …

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 …

10/10/18Disaster 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