Nutrition & Wellness Team Blog: Live Well. Eat Well.

Keep up with the Nutrition and Wellness Extension team as we provide current evidence and research-based nutrition and food safety information. Follow us on our journey to not only eating well but living a healthy lifestyle! Read what's new.


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The Family and Consumer Sciences educators invite you to sit around our table as we share practical, research-based information for your family, from building healthy families to eating healthier and spending smarter. 

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Chronic Disease and Nutrition 

Food Safety At Home 

Meal Prep and Recipe Resources 

  • What's Cooking? With Mary Liz Wright: These helpful videos are all under four minutes and go through recipes, washing produce, canning, freezing, drying, using appliances, and additional kitchen tips. 
  • Eat.Move.Save: Learn how to make healthier choices on a budget.
  • Recipe Substitutions: Find out how to substitute for common ingredients rather than having to make another trip to the grocery store. 
  • Cooking with Children: Read about ways to involve children of all ages in the kitchen. 
  • Cooking for One or Two: Use this fact sheet to help learn how to cut recipes down for one or two people, shopping tips, quick meals, maximizing meals, and saving money. 
  • Creative Ways to Use Leftovers: Read suggestions for turning one meal into two or more! This fact sheet also discusses how to store, thaw safely, and reheat leftovers. 
  • One Container Meals: Get some tips and healthy suggestions for creating quick and easy one pot or pan meals. 
  • Shopping to Save: Helpful tips for grocery shopping on a budget. 

Food through the Seasons

  • Apples & More: Visit Apples & More to learn about U-pick apple orchards, apple nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.
  • Pumpkins & More: You can learn about U-pick pumpkin farms, pumpkin nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.
  • Raspberries & More: Learn about varieties & selection, how to plant, and where to find nurseries and U-pick farms.
  • Strawberries & More: Your guide to growing strawberries, u-pick strawberry farms, strawberry nutrition, and selection & care
  • Turkey for the Holidays: Need help with your holiday turkey? Get all the answers here—cooking techniques, leftover ideas, turkey facts, and much more.

Interactive Youth Food and Nutrition 

  • Food Fun from Apples to Zucchini: A website to introduce elementary students to 37 different kinds of produce -- many they may not know. (Intended for elementary students)
  • Fresh From the World...Where Your Food Comes From? This site looks at 15 different popular foods and explores their histories and origins to help kids understand that their food comes from all over the world. (Intended for 4th-5th grade students)

Additional Food Safety and Nutrition Resources 

  • MyPlate is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully and make better food choices.
  • Food Safety For Consumers: provides information on the latest recalls, food safety tips, information on food storage, cooking temperatures, how to handle food during natural disasters, and other helpful information to prevent foodborne illness. 
  • National Center for Home Food Preservation: The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. 

30 Days of Food Rescue: Social Media Campaign 

  • Toolkit: Use this toolkit as a guide for posting graphics and wording to go with the graphics.
  • Graphics: There are 30 graphics to share in promoting food rescue. 

31 Days of Preserving Safely at Home: Social Media Campaign 

  • Toolkit & Graphics: Use this toolkit as a guide for posting graphics and wording to go with the graphics. This toolkit also includes 31 graphics to help promote food preservation.