About the Newsletter

This newsletter contains information about nutrition and eye health, highlights farmers markets, and features a delicious watermelon salad recipe. 

Should we really eat our carrots for good eye health?

By Natalie Mazzullo, M.Ed.

Natalie Mazzullo is the associate director for Nevada Geriatric Education Center at the School of Medicine and the coordinator for Extension’s healthy aging engagement at the University of Nevada, Reno.

National Farmers Market Week

Eye health, it’s important!

There are many things that improve our chances of healthy vision for a lifetime. One of those things is a healthy diet:

Watermelon Corn Feta Salad 

Watermelon is rich in lycopene, which is linked to healthy eyes, heart health, and protection against certain types of cancers. With being 92% water, watermelon is a great snack to enjoy for staying hydrated!

Mazzullo, N. 2022, Healthy LIVING while aging! (2022-08) , Extension, University of Nevada Reno, Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 8

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Also of Interest:

Attracting Vendors and Customers to Rural Farmers Markets
This fact sheet offers strategies to attract and keep vendors and customers at rural farmers markets. Learn more about the vendor focus, increasing customers, the importance of marketing, and plan evaluations through detailed descriptions of each.
Meier, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-18
Developing Farmers’ Market Volunteers (2008)
This fact sheet offers strategies that can be applied to develop and retain a farmers’ market volunteer base. Learn about the importance of recruiting volunteers and the strategies to correctly do so.
Meier, A. 2008, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-08-48
Marketing to Farmers’ Markets: Ideas for Market Vendors & Managers in Nevada. Cowee, M.W., K.R. Curtis, and H. Gatzke. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Special Publication, SP-09-10.
Nevada Farmers Market Customer Profiles
Between 1994 and 2008, the number of farmers markets in the U.S. increased by nearly 168 percent, from 1,755 markets to 4,685 (USDA-AMS, 2008). This shows the importance of farmers markets as a direct marketing outlet for agricultural producers.
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., and Gatzke, H. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Marketing Farmers’ Markets: Ideas for Market Vendors & Managers in Nevada
In 1994, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) began tracking the number of farmers’ markets nationwide. At the start there were 1,755 farmers’ markets across the country; in 2008 there were 4,685, an increase of nearly 168 percent (USDA-A...
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., Gatzke, H. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-10

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Healthy Aging

The Healthy Aging strategy offers physical activity and nutrition education, and health promotion to seniors throughout Nevada. With funding from the Nevada Division of Health and Human Services Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), Healthy Aging programming provides skills that support making healthy eating choices and encourage an active lifestyle.