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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.

What’s in Season in January?

Sometimes it’s hard to think about fresh seasonal produce this time of year, but January is actually packed with …

Homemade Holiday Gifts to Share

This Holiday Season, give your family, friends, and co-workers a gift from the heart of your home, the kitchen. …

Friendsgiving!!

Yep, Friendsgiving, the word is a mix up of “friends” and “Thanksgiving” and the idea is to spend an …

Falling for Fresh, Local Pecans

Pecans are a mainstay in so many recipes in the South; it’s almost like a requirement!! Pecans are packed …

Guilt Free Spaghetti Squash

If you are like me you are a true pasta lover, but know that all of those carbs aren’t …

Cast Iron Cooking

There is nothing more reliable, long lasting and rugged than a cast iron frying pan. Everyone needs one, you …

Crockpots Are Still My Favorite

Crockpots are Still My Favorite These days there are so many new cooking gadgets and equipment to choose from, from …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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. …

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 …

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 …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

10/1/19

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

9/26/19

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 …