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Some great information!

Milk helps to build strong bones and teeth! Did you know that you could use milk in many recipes too? See our new blog on milk with ways to add more milk into your day!

#mdsnaped #eatsmartrecipes #milk5ways #milkdoesthebodygood #addmilktomeals


Great tips!

Still figuring out how to use your SNAP/EBT dollars to their fullest? Here are some tips to consider. Learn more about stretching your SNAP bucks by visiting us at


So yummy!

[08/25/21]   💥💥State Fair Sheep Update💥💥

If you haven’t heard ALL 4-H SHEEP are being housed in the cow palace near the horse barns!! Please share with those who may not know.

💥💥4-H Meat Goats💥💥

ALL 4-H MEAT GOATS will be housed in the sheep barn next to the swine.


Lets move!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Movement is for everyone! As we go back to work, use these tips to get more activity in your day.
- Take a bike or walk to work
- Get up and stretch during the day
- Have a mini dance break.

Make your movement time more fun by finding a movement buddy! Whatever you do, find something that is enjoyable and that you

#mdsnaped #getmoving #getmovingmonday


Good info

Join us this Thursday via Facebook for a LIVE school meals update! Learn what's new, and how to make the most of this amazing resource. Submit questions in advance to [email protected], or via the live chat.


For me, any day is eat a peach day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tomorrow is National Eat a Peach Day! Peaches Peaches are a great grab 'n go snack and taste yummy with low fat yogurt, cottage cheese, or cereal. Peaches can also be used to make Peach Salsa.


#mdsnaped #peaches #NationalEatAPeachDay #eatsmartrecipe


Join us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's gonna be a great school year! And we're here to help make it healthy too. Join us for a school meals update next Thursday, August 26 at 11am via Facebook LIVE, and some tips for a healthy school year on September 2. We'll answer questions submitted via chat during the live session, or submit them in advance to [email protected]


Water is wonderful!!!!!

Water doesn't have to be boring. Here are some ways to jazz up the your water the next time you need to quench your thirst!

#mdsnaped #thirstythursday #WaterYouWaitingFor #waterforhealthybodies #drinkwater


Great info!

Mealtime doesn't have to be stressful. Use these tips to help make mealtime family time. Let your child put foods on their plate and when they are full.

#mdsnaped #familymealtimes #mealtimefamilytime


Some great tips!

During the summer, we buy more fresh fruits and vegetables because they are in season. Do you know how to keep your produce from going bad? We're here to help with a quick tip! Wash your produce (with water only) right before you cook or eat it raw. Why? If you wash your produce when you bring it home and not use it immediately, bacteria may start to grow.

Wash your produce right before you are ready to use it!

#mdsnaped #foodsafety #fruitsandvegetables


Sometimes it takes 10- 20 times offering before kids actually accept them

Tuesdays are for trying! Pick a new fruit or vegetable for your family to try. Don't forget that it may take your child a few times to like new fruits and vegetables!

#mdsnaped #TryItTuesday


So much fun!

#MoveMonday idea! Go outside and have a blast with bubbles!!! Kids love to blow bubbles and then try to catch them. Try these other fun activities with bubbles.

#mdeatsmartmd #letsmove #familyfunactivity #MovingTogether


Your body needs water!

It's really hot this week! Stay hydrated by having a reusable water bottle and drink water during the day! Wash your water bottle out every day too!

#mdsnaped #drinkwater #waterforhealthybodies #thirstythursdays #WaterYouWaitingFor


Have you heard? All students will get free meals at school this year! What a great way to save time and money for your family!

#mdsnaped #mdnokidhungry #msdenutrition

Yogurt Parfaits 08/11/2021

Yogurt Parfaits


Yogurt Parfaits Yogurt parfaits are a great snack or quick breakfast. Use a strawberry and banana, or add other fruits that you have on hand!For the recipe, visit: https://...


So good!

Not sure what to make for dinner tonight? Let us help! Here are three summer meal ideas to make in a snap! All you have to do is choose!

#mdsnaped #mealplanningmadeeasy


So sweet and juicy


So fun

It's Book Lovers Day 📖, and we want to share one of our favorite books called Time To Eat! It is a fun book that you can read together with your child and we love to read it in our nutrition education classes. Your child will be encouraged to try fruits and vegetables and help out in the kitchen!

BONUS it's in English and Spanish
#mdsnaped #bookloversday #MarylandWIC

Photos from Carroll County Extension's post 08/09/2021

Now that the Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair is over share with us some of your favorite events from the week. We’d love to see our 4-H members in action!!


Great tips!

Looking for more ways to add some fun to your next trip to the farmers market?!

(1) Get your kids to select and bag your produce

(2) Eat the rainbow and choose foods from every color of the rainbow

(3) Make friends with your local farmer and ask questions like how they started or what is their favorite recipe!

#mdsnaped #NationalFarmersMarketWeek #mdfarmersmarket #mdbuylocal2021


As we wrap up farmers' market week, let us know your favorite fruit or vegetable to buy at the market. Comment below and tell us what you are LOVING right now.

#mdsnaped #mdfarmersmarket #mdbuylocal2021

Photos from Carroll County Extension's post 08/06/2021

It's the big night for our Carroll County 4-H members with market livestock projects. Lots of opportunities to come out and support these 4-Hers. The 2021 Carroll County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale starts at 5pm.


Fresh from Maryland featuring Melons

so refreshing!

Photos from Briar Ridge Farm's post 08/05/2021

Great Local Produce!

Photos from Carroll County Extension's post 08/04/2021

Here is the posted list at this time for the cake auction. A list will be posted shortly of the specialty awards. List can be found at the doors at the Blizzard Building.

Photos from Carroll County Extension's post 08/03/2021

It’s been a busy couple days for our 4-H members!! Dairy cattle shows, market lambs, meat goats and swine showmanship all happened! There was children’s day filled with lots of activities for fair goers too! Tomorrow will bring another long day with dairy goats, western horse show, livestock judging and time to shine for our bakers. Make sure to check out the cake auction tomorrow night!!


Love melons!

Just in time for #NationalWatermelonDay, we're featuring melons on Fresh from Maryland on Thursday. Two great recipes and a tour of @dicotfarm to check out the melon growing process. Join us!

Photos from Carroll County Extension's post 08/02/2021

Another day is almost finished at the 2021 Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair! From pedal pulls, parade, fun at the wheelbarrow races and ending the day with sheep showmanship! It’s been a great day for our 4-H members showcasing their projects and having some fun!!

Photos from Carroll County Extension's post 08/01/2021

It was a great day to officially kick off the 2021 Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair!! Lots of wonderful entries to see in the red buildings to the livestock breeding shows! Make plans to come out and support Carroll County 4-H members all week!!


This is so tasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We hope you enjoyed the Facebook Live yesterday featuring eggplant! Here's another recipe for eggplant pairing it with summer vegetables. Make this like a soup or as a side dish for a weeknight dinner.

Stewed Eggplant with Summer Vegetables:

#mdsnaped #eatsmartrecipe #eggplant #newfoodfriday


Support your local farmers and grab so wonderful tasty and fresh produce!

National Farmers' Market Week starts on Sunday! Join us next week as we will be featuring farmers' markets across the state of Maryland each day next week.

#mdsnaped #FarmersMarketWeek #eatlocal #MarylandFarmersMarkets

Maryland State Fair 07/30/2021

Maryland State Fair

‼️‼️Carroll County 4-H Members!!!‼️‼️

Maryland State Fair entries are due tomorrow, JULY 31ST!!! Visit to complete your entries!!!

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Seasoned Carroll County 4-H equestrian gears up for fair competition 07/30/2021

Seasoned Carroll County 4-H equestrian gears up for fair competition

We are just days away from the horse shows at the 2021 Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair. Check out how 4-H member Logan Mackenzie prepares for those shows and how his interest in horses has sparked a future career choice!!

Seasoned Carroll County 4-H equestrian gears up for fair competition With the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair coming up this weekend, 17-year-old equestrian Logan Mackenzie is preparing to compete in the English and Western horse shows.


Great info

Thanks for taking our poll last week on online grocery shopping with EBT! Not sure what stores will let you shop online with EBT? Check out our list here.

If your store is not on this list, check their website online or ask the store if it might be available.

#mdsnaped #shoponlinewithSNAP #shopsmart

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