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

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

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

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

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

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

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 offices to learn 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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Food Dating

Many food containers have expiration dates, but what do they mean? Are foods safe to eat after the date has passed? Learn more here.

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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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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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Safe Grilling

The risk of foodborne illness increases during the summer months. Learn how to keep your family safe with these tips from the USDA.

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Last updated December 9, 2016