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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.

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FCS News - June 2022

June Bakers Baking’s for Summer Learning, Gardeners, Camp or the Grill The summer temperatures have arrived even though we are still …

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May 2022 FCS News

May-Mental Health Month 988 Coming Soon: New Number to Call for People Facing Mental Health Crises Everyone deserves access to the …

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May is Mediterranean Diet Month

Happy International Mediterranean Diet Month A Great Time to Start Eating the Med Way! Interested in Eating the Mediterranean Way, but …

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April Is for Baking 2022

April is for Baking Soft Pretzel Month begins when you bake Bread With A Twist. You can use whole wheat …

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FCS News: March 2022

National Nutrition Month® 2022 The 2022 theme, Celebrate a World of Flavors, embraces global cultures, cuisines and inclusion, plus showcases …

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FCS News - February 2022

Celebrate American Heart Month: Join the #OurHearts Movement February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who …

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October 2021 FCS News

​​​October – A Good Month to Practice Gratitude Think about October from the first day of the month to the …

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FCS News -May 24, 2021

We Want to Hear From You – Franklin County Community Health Needs Assessment To ensure that we are meeting the health …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

5/10/22

Mold Testing

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

4/20/22

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/1/22
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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 …

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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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. …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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