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Be like Mike: Orbiting the moon 50 years ago

Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 | Blog: Our Illinois 4-H Story | Category: 4-H
The stories of lives changed by Illinois 4-H

Zero Tolerance - Pigweed Weed Species

Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 | Blog: Acres of Knowledge | Category: Agriculture
All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

Are You Guilty of Distracted Driving?

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

Cool Down to a Cold Bowl of Gazpacho

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

IT'S FAIR TIME!

Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Blog: Be Smart, Eat Well, Get Healthy | Category: Nutrition & Wellness

Plan a Place for Pollinators

Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Blog: Over the Garden Fence | Category: Horticulture
Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Nature Journaling Prompts for August

Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Blog: Naturalist Notebook | Category:
Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois.

Helping a Prairie Gem Blossom

Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Blog: The Garden Scoop | Category: Horticulture
Featuring weekly articles by Ryan Pankau, University of Illinois Horticulture Educator.

Pop that Color with Paprika

Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Blog: Healthy Eats and Repeat | Category: Nutrition
Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Pathogen That Causes Sudden Oak Death Confirmed in Macomb, Illinois

Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

Estate Planning for the Perpetual Procrastinator

Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 | Blog: Plan Well, Retire Well | Category: Consumer Economics
Saving and investing your money

Its Hard to Beat a Good Beet

Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 | Blog: The Garden Scoop | Category: Horticulture
Featuring weekly articles by Ryan Pankau, University of Illinois Horticulture Educator.

What to do with that Garden Produce

Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 | Blog: Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious | Category: Nutrition
Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!

Summer Planting of Trees, Shrub and Evergreens

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | Blog: Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner | Category:
In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

DIY: Regrowing Green Onions

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | Blog: Know How, Know More | Category: Horticulture
Connecting You with Your Food, Farmers and Community

Starting a Nature Journal

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | Blog: Naturalist Notebook | Category:
Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois.

Common Tomato Diseases

Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | Blog: Good Growing | Category: Horticulture
Keeping you growing with good ideas

Vegetable Swap at Heartline and Heart House in Eureka

Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | Blog: Flowers, Fruits, and Frass | Category: Horticulture
Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | Blog: Family Files | Category: Family
Facts for All Ages

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  • Illinois Nutrition EditionA Source for Health Information You Can Trust
  • Turnip the Beet! Nutrition and Wellness Timely news, information, and innovative ideas to promote health and influence change.
  • Mission: Nutrition Providing the most up-to-date information on health and nutrition is my mission!
  • Healthy Eats and RepeatHighlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Food Safety & PreservationLatest food safety and preservation information from Cook County Extension
  • Let's Eat for HealthEasy, Family-Friendly Nutrition Tips for Any Budget
  • Simply Nutritious, Quick and DeliciousJenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!
  • the ABCs of school nutritionThe ABCs of School Nutrition Program supports school nutrition programs by providing training, resources, and tailored technical assistance to Illinois school nutrition professionals. On our blog, you'll find a variety success stories from schools around Illinois who have worked with us on Smarter Lunchroom initiatives, Breakfast After the Bell, and more! We also highlight School Nutrition Heroes who are committed to serving healthy meals and our winning Meal of the Month photo contest entries. To navigate, feel free to scroll through the posts, or narrow it down by selecting relevant categories (displayed on the right side of the page). Have a question? Choose the "ASK A SCHOOL NUTRITION QUESTION" category to get to the pinned post.

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