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Find healthy new dishes your family will love on our "Recipes" page.

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Children will often eat new foods that they help you to prepare!

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Learn about food container expiration dates on our Food Safety pages.

Food & Family

Welcome to our Food and Family pages! Cornell Cooperative Extension offers free or low-cost educational workshops, applied research projects, and lots of useful information on food-related topics from food safety and nutrition to healthy eating on a limited budget. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit our Education Center to learn more.

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Farm to School

Farm to School Program was created by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets to, “connect schools with local farms and food producers to strengthen local agriculture, improve student health, and promote regional food systems awareness”.

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Farm to School, white squash at Cassims Farm

Squashed!

Farm to School recipe

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Good Drinks

What you drink is as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and few nutrients. Here are 10 Tips to help you make better drink choices.

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Food Safety in Power Outages

Learn about what is safe and not safe to eat during a power outage and how to cook with no power!

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Choose MyPlate

MyPlate is the new USDA food guide tool to help people make wise food choices within food and calorie limits. Use their SuperTracker free online tool to track your food and activities.

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Fish and Game

Find resources on hunting and fishing, and many recipes for large and small game, fish and fowl and how to prepare them safely.

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Contact

Moira Tidball
Nutrition Issue leader
mmt65@cornell.edu
315-539-9251

Last updated December 16, 2017