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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.

Summer Bounty – Fresh Okra

Okra is either one of those vegetables that you love or you simply love to hate. Known for its …

Fresh Figs!

Fresh figs are a Southern favorite, and if you are lucky enough to snag some before the birds and …

Celebrate the Fourth of July!!

The Fourth of July is a great Holiday to celebrate our Nations Birthday with family and friends. Showcase and …

It’s Green Bean Season!

Green beans are in season and nothing is better than a big ol’ pot of southern seasoned green beans! …

Super Summertime Suppers!

Summer is here and kids are out of school and your family is on a totally more relaxed routine, …

Root for Radishes

Are you convinced that you don’t like radishes, or maybe you are afraid to try them?? If this is …

Blueberries Are Back in Season

Why eat blueberries? That’s a loaded question, loaded with lots of reasons to eat blueberries!! With just 80 calories …

Mothers Day Brunch!!

It’s Mom (and Grandma’s) big day, so start her Mother’s Day off on the right note with well-deserved, brunch. …

Time to Buy Bok Choy

Bok Choy for thousands of years has served as a staple in Asian cooking. The round-leafed vegetable may be …

Broccoli Boost!!

Broccoli, a member of the cruciferous family, and cousin to cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, is a “super …

Rutabagas Are Abundant!!

Rutabagas are the bumper crop this year and available locally at Farmers Markets and roadside stands. Rutabagas can be …

Nutrition From the Blue Zones

The latest research indicates that the Mediterranean Diet has proven to be the healthiest way to retain lifetime longevity …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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. …

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

7/10/19

Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens and Other Household Textiles

This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.

6/13/19Disaster Recovery

Heat Stress Disorders

This publication offers safety tips and first aid procedures to prevent and treat heat stress …

6/13/19Disaster Recovery

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 …

5/23/19Local Foods

Active Aging: Making the Most Out of Life

This brief publication is intended to give you research-based information about positive possibilities for the …

5/20/19