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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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Sweet and Delicious Fall Foods

I often hear people say autumn is their favorite season of the year. The changing colors and cooler weather …

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Nutrition for Young Athletes

School is back in session and, for many students, this means back to sports as well. Balancing academics and …

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Foods That Hydrate

The soaring temperatures have been extreme lately even for summer in the south. The temperature plus humidity can easily …

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Stress & Food

Stress is a common problem in most modern societies. Whether it stems from the daily demands of work and …

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Move More, Sit Less

Taking a walk is as easy as a quick trip around the block or a trek around town. What …

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Do You Get Enough Sleep?

When your busy schedule cuts into your down time, do you cut back on your sleep? You may think …

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Rethink Your Drink

This is the third article in our series on Eat Smart Move More Core Behaviors, evidence-based lifestyle behaviors that …

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Design a Healthy Plate

As we plan a new year and navigate the twists and turns of a continuing “new normal”, this is …

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What Is a Local Food System?

In my last article, I discussed the food system as a global and interconnected web, with all of its …

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