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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.

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Taking dinner or lunch to another level by topping off a flank steak with cantaloupe. Check out this Flank Steak …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

PROSCIUTTO SALAD – A SUMMER SALAD THAT FEATURES SWEET, RIPE CANTALOUPE FROM THE LOCAL FARMERS MARKET Are you tired of …

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Creamy Blueberry Shake

There’s nothing like a quick and easy refreshing blueberry shake to start your weekend! This purple concoction is blended …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast with Blueberries… This recipe makes for a great brunch when you have guests, or as one of …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Blueberry Coffee Cake…Perfect for the “Grab-‘n-Go” Breakfast For the month of June EFNEP is celebrating blueberries! Fresh berries work well, …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

EGG SALAD…WITH SIMPLE INGREDIENTS For May, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Educational Program (EFNEP) is highlighting salads. Our mission is …

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Whip It Up Wednesday Recipe

Summer Breeze Smoothie Strawberries are potent little packages that protect your heart, increase HDL (good) cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and guard …

Whip It Up Wednesday

Angel Food Cake with Berries and Whipped Cream The garden strawberry is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus …

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#Make EveryBiteCount Scavenger Hunt

Let’s #MakeEveryBiteCount with the MyPlate Scavenger Hunt! Find as many items on the checklist that create a MyPlate healthy …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Whole Grain Strawberry Pancakes…Yum! For the entire month of April, EFNEP is celebrating strawberries. Come visit our site every Wednesday …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Green Chicken Wrap There’s a whole lot of goodness in this wrap. Filled with chicken, avocado, and spinach this wrap …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Shamrocks and Gold Smoothie The Shamrock Shake is a seasonal green mint-flavored milkshake dessert sold at some restaurants during March to celebrate St. Patrick’s …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Spaghetti and Spinach Pesto This pesto spaghetti dish is made with spinach for a unique spin on a classic. It …

Whip It Up Wednesday...

OVEN FRIED CHICKEN No greasy mess to clean up with this chicken! Yes! Chicken provides under-consumed vitamins and minerals and can …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Mango Shake Have a fruity and frosty treat! Banana, mango, and milk are blended together to make this delicious drink. …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Crunch Berry Parfait As Vance & Warren Counties Cooperative Extension collaborates to “Unwind your Mind” beginning in the month of …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

Home Composting with Earthworms

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

6/30/21
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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

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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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …