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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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Celebrate National Cherry Day

National Cherry Day is celebrated on July 16, making it the perfect summertime celebration! There are more than 1,000 …

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National Strawberry Sundae Day

July 7th is National Strawberry Sundae Day! Each year on this day, folks combine vanilla or strawberry ice cream, …

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MOOOre Milk, Please!

The days are heating up, and that means more time outside. Whether gardening, enjoying a day at the beach, …

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June Is National Dairy Month

National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It …

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Spring Into ... Blueberries!

Blueberries are low in fat and sodium, have just 80 calories per cup and contain a category of phytonutrients called …

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Spring Into... Greens!

I believe Mother Nature knows Spring is here! The weather is getting consistently warmer and I’ve already seen some …

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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for “Fifth of May”, is an annual celebration many look forward to! Traditionally, it …

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Spring Into --- Asparagus!

Have you ever grown asparagus? It’s a pretty intense process. An asparagus crown is planted about 12” deep in …

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March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of …

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Creamy or Crunchy?

Do you prefer your peanut butter creamy or crunchy is the question. YES to both is the answer! There’s nothing …

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Celebrate a Nutty Holiday!

When it’s cold outside and the days are dark and dreary, there’s nothing like a surprise holiday to brighten …

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Protein and the Med Way

What comes to mind when you think of protein? A big, juicy steak? Maybe a delicious pork roast? Did …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

Home Composting with Earthworms

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

6/30/21
Enlargement of mottled color adult moth with wings folded

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 …

6/15/21Household Pests
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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …