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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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Steps to Health: Zucchini

With summer here, it is the perfect time to learn a little bit more about zucchini. Some of our …

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Winter Workouts

Don’t let the cold prevent you from staying fit. Exercising in the winter can be difficult when it is …

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Portion Distortion

Do your kids think eating healthy is boring? Not true! They can eat healthy and still enjoy their favorites …

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Turkey Tips

Cooking a turkey can be overwhelming even if you are an experienced cook or if it’s your first turkey. …

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How Much Food Do We Need?

Most of us are familiar with the five food groups and that we need a variety of foods. These …

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Kids Koffee

Kids like to act like their parents, but what their parents eat or drink might not be good for …

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Enjoy Dessert Guilt Free

For many of us the dessert is our favorite part of the meal. However, some feel guilty after eating …

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Fall Into Soup

Fall (Autumn) is one of the four seasons of the year and the time of year that transitions summer …

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An Apple a Day

We have all heard the phrase, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The original phrase was, “Eat …

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Beans - Why Are They Important?

Beans and legumes are some of the most underrated foods. They are great sources of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin …

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This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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Home Composting with Earthworms

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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

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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 …

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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. …