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Healthy Food Systems

The Healthy Food Systems Program works to increase access to and knowledge about healthy foods within the community through direct education and policy, systems and environmental approaches. The program focuses on local food production, food preparation and processing, nutrition and food security to successfully educate the community on how food systems influence health.

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SNAP Into Farm Fresh Foods

We teach SNAP recipients how to so support local farmers markets by purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables with their benefits. We also work with local farmers market managers, vendors and other community partners to educate them on the importance of creating a SNAP-friendly environment and provide SNAP-related technical support

Aging Related News Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

 
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Creating an Autobiography: A Family Keepsake
This fact sheet contains information on ways older adults can begin to write their autobiography or life stories.
Collins, C., Petermeier, H. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS 09-03
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Creating an Autobiography: Starting the Process
This fact sheet contains information on ways older adults can begin to write their autobiography or life stories.
Collins, C., Petermeier, H. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS 09-02
Farmers Markets & Grocery Store Price Comparisons Las Vegas & Henderson, Nevada
This report provides a cross-sectional comparison of the cost of commonly purchased fruits and vegetables at farmers markets to those purchased at surrounding grocery stores during June – August 2018.
Buffington, A., Lopez, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-01
Get Active!
This fact sheet contains information on ways to stay active and the amount of time the activity should be.
Lindsay, A. and Constantino, N. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-81
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Get Ready, Get Set, Let's Go!
A variety of tips on how to get more active in your life, whether you want to start slow or jump right into exercises.
Lindsay, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Healthy LIVING While Aging! (2020-06)
Monthly newsletter covering: heat illness; extra precautions and stay cool; food high in vitamin D; a delicious summer fruit salad recipe, and tips for gardening in the heat
Clarke, A. D., Lindsay, A., and Mazzullo, N. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 6
Healthy LIVING While Aging! (2020-07)
Monthly newsletter covering: swimming; body mechanics of swimming; healthy benefits of swimming; re-growing produce in water, and a delicious apple celery salad recipe.
Clarke, A.D., Lindsay, A., Mazzullo, N., and Montana, C. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 5
Healthy LIVING while aging! (2020-09)
Monthly newsletter covering: water; hydration; suggestions for adding more water to your diet; adding fruit, herb, and vegetables to infused your water; important hydration tips from Dr. Lyndsay, and a delicious watermelon salsa recipe.
Clarke, D., Lindsay, A., Mazzullo, N. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 9
Healthy LIVING While Aging! (2020/10)
Monthly newsletter covering: fall gardening; ergonomic gardening tools; healthy benefits of gardening; seasonal fall vegetables, exercise and physical activity, and a delicious fall butternut squash stew recipe.
Clarke, D., Lindsay, A., Mazzullo, N., Montana, C., O'Callaghan, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 10
Healthy LIVING While Aging! (2020/11)
Monthly newsletter covering: reflecting on aging thankfully; 10 tips to making healthier holiday choices, and a delicious green bean saute recipe.
Lindsay, S., Mapula, E., Mazzullo, N. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 11
Healthy LIVING while aging! Northern Nevada Edition
Monthly newsletter covering: versatile vegetables; benefits of shopping at farmers markets, senior farmers market nutrition program, Nevada seasonal harvest chart for June - August, rural Nevada farmers market schedule, and a kale soy salad and a creamy peanut dip recipe.
Buffington, A.; Clarke, A.D.; Mazzullo, N.; Ragalado, M. N. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Northern Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 8
Healthy LIVING while aging! Southern Nevada Edition
Monthly newsletter covering: versatile vegetables; benefits of shopping at farmers markets, senior farmers market nutrition program, Nevada seasonal harvest chart for June - August, southern Nevada farmers market schedule, and a kale soy salad and a creamy peanut dip recipe.
Buffington, A.; Clarke, A.D.; Mazzullo, N.; Ragalado, M. N. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Southern Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 8
A person practicing yoga in their living room.
Move Your Way
Get more active, find activities that will help you reach the minimum requirements to get the benefits of a healthy life.
Lindsay, A. 2011, Department of Health and Human Services
Summer Safety for Older Adults
This fact sheet contains information on summer safety for older adults to help them stay healthy and active. Learn more about different activities an older adult can do to live longer and prevent danger to one's health.
Collins, C. and Petermeier, H. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-04
The Medical Cost of Domestic Violence
What is typically igonored is the financial cost domestic violence places on society, in terms of housing, child care, employment and criminal justice services
C. Powell, P. Powell, J. Baker-Tingey 2018, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-18-02
Winter Safety for Older Adults
This fact sheet contains information on ways older adults can stay healthy and active during the winter. Learn about the illness and accidents an older adult can fact if they are not healthy and ways to prevent it.
Collins, C. and Petermeier, H. 2001, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-02
YHEP Summer Recipes, Ep.02: Garden Fresh Eggplant Empanadas
Delicious summer empanada dish using hearty eggplant created by Tricia Braxton Perry.
Braxton Perry, T. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
mullein in forest
YHEP: Common Weeds, Ep 04: The Many Uses of Mullein
Follow YHEP instructor Ian Ford-Terry up into the mountains as he hikes the cool woodlands in search of an ancient cough remedy!
Ford-Terry, I. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
ian with joshua tree
YHEP: Conservation, Ep 01: Joshua Trees
Join YHEP instructor Ian Ford-Terry as he explores the relationship between Joshua Trees and their exclusive pollinators and how you can take part in the conservation of a Mojave Desert icon!
Ford-Terry, I. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
ian with joshua tree
YHEP: Conservation, Ep 02: Joshua Trees
Join YHEP Instructor Ian Ford-Terry as he guides you through the process of growing a Joshua Tree from seed as part of a conservation effort to help save the Joshua Trees (and their very specific pollinators)!
Ford-Terry, I. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
Ian with milkweed
YHEP: Conservation, Ep 03: Monarch Container Gardens
Join YHEP Instructor Ian Ford-Terry as he shows you how you can help protect the Monarch Butterfly by planting native milkweeds at home!
Ford-Terry, I. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
Assortment of DIY hydroponics projects
YHEP: Hydroponics At Home, Ep 01: DIY 2-Liter Bottle Wicking System
Join YHEP instructor Ian Ford-Terry as he introduces you to the wonderful world of hydroponics, and walks you through the steps to make a DIY 2-liter bottle, self-wicking hydroponic system!
Ford-Terry, I. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
fish and plants in tank
YHEP: Hydroponics At Home, Ep 02: DIY Aquaponic Ecosystem
Dive into this fun "aquaponics" project with YHEP Instructor Ian Ford-Terry! He will teach you the basics of balancing an underwater ecosystem and how you can grow plants using fish waste!
Ford-Terry, I. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
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YHEP: Hydroponics at Home, Ep 04: Make Your Own pH Test Kit
Join YHEP Instructor Ian Ford-Terry as he walks you through the process of making your own homemade pH testing solution and pH testing strips out of Red Cabbage broth!
Ford-Terry, I. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
Ian with microgreens tray
YHEP: Hydroponics At Home, Ep 05: DIY Microgreens Grow Tray
Microgreens are nutritious and easy to grow! Join YHEP Instructor Ian Ford-Terry as he shows you how to make a low-maintenance microgreens grow tray!
Ford-Terry, I. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel