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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.

Cover photo for FCS Newsletter June 22, 2020

FCS Newsletter June 22, 2020

Kickin Nutrition Virtual Based Program Building Healthy Habits for Youth Are your children interested in taking a virtual nutrition education course? …

Cover photo for FCS Newsletter June 15, 2020

FCS Newsletter June 15, 2020

Kickin Nutrition Virtual Based Program Building Healthy Habits for Youth Are your children interested in taking a virtual nutrition education course? …

Cover photo for FCS Weekly News - June 8, 2020

FCS Weekly News - June 8, 2020

Kickin Nutrition TV Virtual Based Program Building Healthy Habits for Youth Are your children interested in taking a virtual nutrition education …

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FCS News June 1, 2020

Kickin Nutrition TV Virtual Based Program Building Healthy Habits for Youth Are your children interested in taking a virtual nutrition education …

salmon, shrimp and salad

FCS Weekly News May 25, 2020

Med Instead of Meds Eating like those who live in the Mediterranean region has been shown to promote health and …

pitchers of juice, and bunches of grapes

FCS Weekly News - May 18, 2020

May is Med Month Choose olive oil. Replace solid fats ( e.g., butter and margarine) and other oils with olive …

basket of fresh vegetables

FCS Weekly News May 11, 2020

May is Med Month Get at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Choose a variety of colors …

social distancing at the farmers market flyer

FCS Weekly News - May 4, 2020

May has been designated as International Mediterranean Diet Month. Year after year, the Mediterranean diet is ranked as one …

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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 …

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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 …