Connecting Connecticut
Ep. 3(1) Nutrition and Health

Ep. 3(1) Nutrition and Health

February 24, 2021

Nutrition is health, no exception! Whether you are enjoying ice cream, a pot roast or watermelon they all attribute to health. Join us as we talk to Dr. Michael Puglisi, an Extension educator with CAHNR Nutritional Sciences as we discuss how nutrition is at the center of health and what UConn Extension is doing to make Connecticut healthier!

To learn more about UConn Extension or to become a volunteer go to:

If you're interested in the programs Dr. Puglisi mentioned feel free to check out the links below! 

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program: 


Community Nutrition: 

Healthy Kids: 




TRAILER: Connecting Connecticut

TRAILER: Connecting Connecticut

February 22, 2021

How do I test the soil in my garden or the water in my well? Where can I find resources to prepare nutritious affordable meals? What is Connecticut doing to combat climate change?

The questions and more will be answered in our new podcast Connecting Connecticut from UConn Extension. Join us every other Wednesday as we chronicle our journey through all 169 Connecticut Communities! 

Crafting a Resilient Connecticut

Crafting a Resilient Connecticut

February 10, 2021

In this episode of Connecting Connecticut we talk to Extension Educators Dr. Juliana Barrett and Bruce Hyde about what UConn Extension is doing to craft a more resilient Connecticut in the face of a changing climate, more severe and frequent storms, and scarce resources. If you want to learn more about the programs they discussed check out the links below! To learn more about UConn Extension go to


Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR): 

Connecticut Sea Grant: 

The Land Use Academy: 

Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA): 

What is Extension?

What is Extension?

January 29, 2021

In this first episode of Connecting Connecticut we speak to Dr. Mike O'Neill and Robin Drago-Provencher about what UConn Extension is, how it operates, and the effect it has on communities everyday!

To learn more about UConn Extension go to or about the PEP program mentioned in the episode at

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