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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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Breakfast

Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day? This is a question many of our youth ask …

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Instant Pot for Beginners

Explore the exciting world of Instant Pot cookery. Learn everything from the history of multicookers and tips for storing …

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Familiar Face, New Role

Growing up I spent a lot of time in my Granny’s kitchen. I can remember sitting on the counter …

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Canceled or Short Supply

Canceled! This is a word I have begrudgingly become accustomed to in the last couple of months. I would …

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Gathering Around the Table

Life as we knew it has changed over the past several months with COVID-19 on the rise. We have …

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Sleep Responsibly

Over the past couple of weeks, I have experienced some of the best sleep imaginable. To be perfectly honest, …

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How Are You Doing?

I think it is safe to say we are all experiencing things we have never faced before. So, how …

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Fight Germs With Handwashing

Handwashing is a key essential in protecting yourself and others from the spread of germs. In the Youth Expanded …

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How Are You?

To say things in our world are a little different today than a month ago may be an understatement. …

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COVID-19 and Agriculture

I am sure by now COVID-19 and the detrimental effects it is posing to our livelihood, small businesses, agriculture, …

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Making Health Investments

People make investments all the time, whether it be purchasing a vehicle, closing on a new home, buying an …

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Celebrating a Healthy Smile

This month we celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month. Cavities are one of the most common chronic childhood diseases …

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Heart Healthy and Yard Wise

I think if one month was chosen out of the year that reflected folks’ interest in their health condition …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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 …

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

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Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

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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 …

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

8/13/20For Safety's Sake