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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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Zillions of Zucchini

Summer is here and so are the zucchini! We were recently gone for a couple of days and when …

MyPlate Inforgraphic

What's on Your Plate?

Think about how much food goes on your plate before you eat. Use MyPlate when planning your meals to …

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Healthy Heart

Heart disease hits almost every family. Do you know someone in your family who has had heart disease? It …

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Have You Gone Nuts?

It is okay to go nuts sometimes, that is, if you are choosing a handful of almonds (1 ounce, …

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Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands

Hand washing is the single most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness …

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Active Living for Families

Active living helps your family enjoy life! Moving more boosts energy, promotes sound sleep, and it’s a lifelong way …

Fish Taco with Avocado Mango Salsa from Med Instead of Meds

Benefits of Eating More Fish

Have you included fish in your grocery list this week? If not, consider some of the benefits of adding fish to your …

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Family Healthy Living Program

We are excited to offering our virtual “Family Healthy Living Program” this summer! Our first meeting is scheduled for …

Blueberry Waffles

Don't Forget Breakfast

Have you ever been riding down the road and your car ran out of gas? How far can a …

Taco seasoning in a jar

Herbs & Spices Day

Herbs and spices add flavor to foods without adding calories, fat, or salt. Use these tips and add a …

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Grilling Safety Tips

Many of us enjoy cooking outdoors on the grill when the weather gets a little warmer. Although grilling can …

Apples

Fiber Facts

What is fiber and how does it work in our body? Fiber is a carbohydrate in food that is …

Walking Challenge

Virtual Walking Challenge 2020

Need some motivation to get moving? We are excited to announce the first-ever Faithful Families Walking challenge event from …

EFNEP Nutrition

Free Online Nutrition Classes

Learn about food and nutrition education from the comfort of your home. Online classes are now available in English …

Fresh Orange Juice

Reducing Food Waste

Food money is wasted if food rules are not followed. If food spoils before it is eaten, you have …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Helping Children Cope With Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

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Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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 …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

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. …

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 …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

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 …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

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 …