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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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2019 Home Canning Workshops

From local spring strawberries to summer green beans, now is the time to learn the basics of home canning. The …

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Introduction to Medicare

Will you soon be eligible for Medicare or have you recently enrolled in Medicare? Do you have questions about …

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Take Control of YOUR Diabetes in 2018

This 6-week course, developed by Stanford University, is for anyone with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or at risk for diabetes. Participants …

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Spring Into Local Strawberries

Looking to add more “superfoods” to your plate? If so, you don’t have to search far. Just take a …

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Dietary Fat: Friend or Foe?

Since the early nineties until about the last decade, fat was considered the enemy of healthy eating. Remember when …

Making Sense of Added Sugar

It’s probably no surprise to most folks that Americans consume too much added sugar. In fact, data shows that …

Comfort Food Healthy Makeovers

There’s nothing like the taste of comfort foods to bring warmth to a cold winter’s day. Unfortunately, the rich …

Whole Grains

Take a trip through a local super market and you’re sure to find more food products featuring whole grains. …

Slow Cookers

Using a slow-cooker is a great way to prepare more meals at home, in addition to saving a few …

Healthy Pantry

No matter if your New Year’s resolution was to get organized or to eating smarter, a good place to …

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. …

3 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
A gleaning event

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
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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 …