Vegetable Lasagna from Cooking Matters
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Find healthy new dishes your family will love on our "Recipes" page.

Small group nutrition class
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A small group nutrition class

A woman and her son prepare an omelet.
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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.
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"Fresh Fruit with Honey Yogurt Topping", from Cooking Matters on our "Recipes" page.

various food products with expiration dates
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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 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 Education Center to learn more.

In response to the local and national precautions being taken regarding COVID-19, please use these helpful resources for food safety and security!

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Franklin County Contact Information:

Food & Basic Needs:

  • Community Connections of Franklin County (518) 521-3507
  • Dept of Social Services (518) 481-1808
  • JCEO  (518) 483-7022
  • Office of the Aging (518) 481-1526
  • Red Cross (518) 561-7280
  • Salvation Army (315)877-6079

Family Needs:

  • Catholic Charities (518) 483-1460
  • Childcare Coordinating Council (518) 561-4999

Public Health:

  • Adirondack Health (518) 891-4141
  • Alice Hyde Medical Center (518) 483-3000
  • Department of Public Health (518) 481-1709 / 1-877-410-5753

Mental Health Counseling:

  • Community Connections of Franklin County (518)521-3507
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (518)561-2685
  • North Star Mental Health Service (518) 483-3261

Last updated August 19, 2022