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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.

Cover photo for Yummy Indian-Inspired Chana Masala!

Yummy Indian-Inspired Chana Masala!

Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and “Food Fan” Eric Stafford for this 16-minute video demonstrating an Indian-inspired vegetarian fare …

How to Make Yummy Pumpkin Bake

Even though winter has officially kicked-in, there are still some fall ingredients around to pull together a yummy pumpkin …

delicata squash

What to Do With Delicata Squash?

Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and self-proclaimed “food fan” Eric Stafford for this 17 minute video demonstrating a bisque …

Bok Choy Salad

What to Do With Bok Choy?

Ever seen Bok Choy at a market and wondered what people do with it? Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure …

Mexican Green Beans

How to Jazz Up Your Green Beans

Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and self-proclaimed “Food Fan” Eric Stafford in this 16-minute video to learn how to …

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 …