Vegetable Lasagna from Cooking Matters

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!

Food & Nutrition

Welcome to our Food and Nutrition pages! Cornell Cooperative Extension offers 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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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 Assistance

Find food pantries, community meals, and programs like ESNY, WIC and Free/Reduced School Meals that can help feed your family.

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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with butternut or acorn squash

Healthy Recipes

There's a surprise -- squash! -- in this delicious and creamy macaroni & cheese recipe from Cooking Matters. Visit our "Recipes" page for this recipe and more!

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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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Kitchen garden in Gers, France with marigolds, tomatoes and trellises

Food Gardening

Interested in having your own vegetable garden, at home or in your neighborhood? Find links and resources here that will help get you started.

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Black-tailed deer grazing by the roadside in Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington [public domain].

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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Last updated October 11, 2018