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!

Use your favorite seasonal fruits for Fresh Fruit with Warm Honey Yogurt Topping from Cooking Matters.

"Fresh Fruit with Honey Yogurt Topping", from Cooking Matters.

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

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Healthy and low-fat Baked Sweet Potato Fries, from our Recipes page!

Food & Nutrition

Welcome to our Food and Nutrition 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 office to learn more.

Visit the Cornell University College of Human Ecology website for more information on the latest research, connection to Extension, and more. Here, you will also find a link to Cornell's Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research.

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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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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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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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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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Last updated November 7, 2017