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Benefits of Farm to School and Early Care and Education

Farm to school (F2S) programs have potential to create substantial positive impacts on an array of F2S stakeholders, including kids, schools (foodservice and education), early care and education (ECE) programs, agricultural producers, families and communities. Benefits exist in the areas of public health, economic development, education, environment, equity and community engagement.

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Nutrition & Health

A healthy and balanced diet is key to maintaining a full and active lifestyle.

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Let’s Break Down the Nutrition Facts Label

The Nutrition Facts Label is a great tool to learn more about the ingredients and nutritional value included in a food product. Let's take a further look at what you will find on it!

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SDSU Extension Welcomes New Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist

November 15, 2022

SDSU Extension is excited to welcome Graham (Geb) Bastian as a new Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist.

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Keeping Health at the Forefront as a Busy Parent

It’s Monday, after a busy weekend traveling to sporting and school events, family gatherings and catching up on housework, an overwhelming feeling of stress and inorganization fills your mind. Your time is stretched thin and thinking about how to keep your children’s eating and exercise habits a priority, as well as your own, is something that feels too complicated and requires too much of your time.

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Takeaways From the New 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

Recently, the second edition of Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans were released. So what is new in the guidelines? Here are some of the key takeaways from the updated guidelines.

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Overweight & Obesity: Leading Cancer Risk Factor

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study that links overweight and obesity to 13 different types of cancers.

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The Candy Dish: Sour, Sweet, Gone!

It’s common to see a candy dish sitting on a counter, at checkout or sitting on a desk when you walk by, and sight of this dish may cause temptations to creep up.

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Prenatals & Pregnancy

As your baby grows, so do the nutrition and supplemental needs for the expecting mother.

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Make Each Day Count

One of the first steps in making healthy choices each day is realizing the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and truly making a behavior change.