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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.

Home Food Preservation class schedule

Preserve at Home! Classes

Don’t miss this year’s first home food preservation classes from our Preserve at Home! series. *Basics of Home Food Preservation …

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Save the Date for Preventive Care!

You are invited… to engage in a dynamic conversation about the role of nutrition education in preventive care and how …

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Help Direct Extension's Work

As we approach the end of this year, Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences is working on identifying important issues …

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Isn't Always the Mayonnaise!

Summertime Food Safety More than any other time during the year, Summer inspires us to participate in outdoor activities, gatherings, and …

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Preserve at Home! Classes

It’s that time of the year when we take out our hot water bath and pressure canners to preserve the …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

2 weeks ago

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

3/27/19Local Foods

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

trimming local green beans

Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

2/5/19Local Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

1/29/19Local Foods
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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

12/5/18
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 …

11/14/18Local 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 …