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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.

Protein balls, ready for cooling

No-Bake Protein Balls

Looking for a simple, quick, and delicious snack recipe that will help satiate your hunger between meals, in a …

Strawberry fruit leathers taste test

Strawberry Fruit Leather

If you have been safely enjoying the outdoors and acquired a bounty of fresh strawberries, maybe you are now …

Cover photo for Garden Yoga With Miss CatieJo

Garden Yoga With Miss CatieJo

Need a brain break while adjusting to your new routine? Check out our first FCS video of Garden Yoga with …

Cover photo for Hyde County Cookbook - Updated

Hyde County Cookbook - Updated

LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT YOUR RECIPES!! Send in those recipes by Jan. 31, 2020, in order to have them included …

Cover photo for Breakfast Foods Cooking Class

Breakfast Foods Cooking Class

Breakfast Foods Cooking Class It’s the holiday season, and we all want to stay on a healthier track, right? Well, …

Cover photo for Fresh Applesauce Class

Fresh Applesauce Class

Have you ever considered what else you can use apples for other than a fresh snack or apple pie? …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Helping Children Cope With Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

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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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …