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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.

Figs

FCS@Home: Figs

One of my favorite treats as a child was delicious fig bars. They were always my favorite afternoon snack …

woman walking through woods.

Fall Back Into Fitness

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I began to walk and exercise daily, admittedly, like many others, I …

Heirloom Tomatoes

FCS@Home: Heirloom Vegetables

Have you ever heard of heirloom vegetables? According to our friends at the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension, heirloom …

Ramen Noodle recipe

Ramen Noodles: Elegance on a Budget

As a result of COVID-19, many families are experimenting with new recipes for familiar favorites. Ramen noodles are inexpensive …

Julienne fries on plate

National Julienne Fries Day!

August 12, 2020, is National Julienne Fries Day! Julienne fries differ from waffle, curly, and crinkle-cut fries because their …

Pressure Canning.

FCS@Home: Summer Canning!

As we are gearing towards harvesting our summer produce from our farms and our gardens, we may find ourselves …

fresh fruit meal laid out on blanket beach scene

Summer Self Care

During the summer months, our bodies can undergo a few changes due to our lifestyle. Most of us enjoy …

junk food/healthy food

You CAN Eat Healthy on a Budget

One of the biggest myths about shopping for healthier foods is that “only rich people can afford it.” In …

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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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 …

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

8/13/20For Safety's Sake