Most spinach is grown in Texas and California.
Fresh spinach is available year-round.
Spinach tastes good raw or cooked.
Serve raw in salads or on sandwiches.
It can be steamed, boiled, microwaved, sautéed or stir-fried. It can also be added to soups, lasagna or other vegetable dishes.
For more fun spinach facts, visit Pick a better snack.
Is your child ready for educational fun in the kitchen this summer?
Cooperative Extension’s nutrition staff is offering free beginners’ cooking classes for kids ages 9-13. Each session is the same~only need to register for one.
The free, 5-day short courses are held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center’s Nutrition Lab.
During the session, your child will learn cooking basics such as measuring, cutting, reading recipes, choosing foods, and general kitchen safety.
Space is limited to 12 students for each session.
Parent/guardian is required to sign an assumption of risk form upon arrival to first class.
Class dates and registration information can be found here!
2017 Festival Dates! April 28-May 6
This week-long festival offers something for everyone – families, adults, school groups, and kids – and IT’S FREE!
Here in southern Nevada, science and technology are everywhere! From atomic testing to the construction of the Hoover Dam, we have a rich history in science, technology, engineering, and math. Today, STEM development continues to flourish in our community: the Vegas valley is host to huge engineering projects like the third straw and the largest observation wheel in the world, tech startups are being drawn to the area in droves, and Nevada has been selected as one of just six development and testing states for unmanned aerial vehicles.
Several Cooperative Extension programs will be staffing a booth at the Las Vegas Science Festival on May 6 at Cashman Center! Stop by!
Create a fun zone at home and get moving.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends watching TV no more than an hour or two a day.
Turn off the TVs, computers and video games and create some fun physical activity!
Get out some hula-hoops (or other circular object) and see how many things your family can invent to do with the hoop!
First allow children to use the hoops in any way they like (making sure that the hoops are used safely).
Here are more ways to use the hoops!