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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.

Cloves and Bulbs of the Garlic

Vegetable Spotlight: Garlic

December is time for cold weather, and the end of a growing season for many crops. However, there is …

Mediterranean Foods, Tomatoes, Basil, and Olive Oil

What is Med instead of Meds?

In our daily life, we may find it difficult to determine the best method for eating well and improving …

Baby and Dad Sleeping

How Do I Get Better Sleep?

When thinking about good health, we always look at eating well and getting in physical activity. However, there are …

Kale

Vegetable Spotlight: Kale

What’s leafy, looks bumpy, and green all over? I believe that would be Kale! Which just so happens to …

Image of lungs affected by COPD

National COPD Awareness Month

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a medical term used to identify any disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. …

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Male Breast Cancer Awareness

Very recently, discussion about male breast cancer has become more common. Breast cancer occurs most commonly in men ages …

Black berries on a bush

Are You Getting Enough Fiber?

Fiber is a very important nutrient that benefits the body in many ways, from weight management to maintaining a …

Beets

Vegetable Spotlight: Beets

Today, we are putting the spotlight on a nutritious and delicious vegetable, which one of its most popular varieties …

Pumpkins

Vegetable Spotlight: Pumpkins

Fall is soon upon us, and what better way to celebrate the cooler weather than celebrating the harvest of …

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 …