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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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Living Well Month

Living Well - The Basics

Written By FCS Intern: Kayla Adell Being able to live well and be healthy is something that we all want …

Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday

Health and wellness agent, Vincent Webb, is here to walk you though basic workout moves every Monday on Facebook. …

Cover photo for National Nutrition Month 2021

National Nutrition Month 2021

Written By FCS Intern: Tommy Hernandez Welcome to the Month of March! This month is National Nutrition Month! History You may be …

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Here's What's Happening With FCS

The FCS newsletter is a great way to stay connected with your agents and their programming. Join the monthly …

AMRAP Workout

AMRAP Workout

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Apple Pie Leather

Apple Pie Leather

Who doesn’t love fruit leather? Did you know that you can make it yourself at home? EFNEP educator Meredith …

Cover photo for The Power of Greens

The Power of Greens

“Did you eat your greens?” This was the question that my mom would yell out before her visit to …

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The EMOM!

From kettlebell ventures in the summer to indoor activities in the chilly winter, I’ve tried to come up with …

A Twist On...

A Twist on "_____"

Take your classic sweet treat, but put a twist on it! That’s what EFNEP educator Meredith Kreeger is demonstrating …

Beef Jerky

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We’ve been on a jerky kick for the last few days. Watch our “How to Video” to learn how …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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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

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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. …

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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 …

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This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

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Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

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