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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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Stocking Your Pantry

Having a well-stocked kitchen makes meal planning easier. Use this basic foods checklist for some ideas to help stock …

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February Is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in America and heart conditions affect …

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Holiday Challenge

Are you ready for the holidays? When we think of the holidays and eating we have to begin with Halloween. …

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Med Instead of Meds

Eating like those who live in the Mediterranean region has been shown to promote health and decrease risk of …

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Stay Active This Winter

Winter 2019 has had us shivering and shaking, and the cold temperatures may have kept us indoors more than …

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4-H Sewing and Cooking Classes

Sewing, cooking, and nutrition classes are being planned for kids! Information about the classes will be posted on the …

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Food Preservation Workshops

Learn how to preserve your garden bounty! Learn to can, pickle, dry, and freeze, as well as jams and …

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Building Bones for a Lifetime: Diet and Osteoporosis

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A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

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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 …

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. …

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

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