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Health & Nutrition

Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that help people make healthier, better-informed decisions and grow our economy. Programs cover a variety of areas from local foods and food safety to gardening and environmental efforts.

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FCS Dine in Day - December 3!

One thing I’ve heard asked several times during this pandemic… “what’s your silver lining?” Many folks have given this …

Everything, but the Leftovers

Many holiday gatherings are looking different this year. People are staying home and cooking themselves and celebrating with fewer …

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Everything Pumpkin

This time of year everywhere you look it’s “pumpkin spice” this or “pumpkin flavored” something else. This flavor is …

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National Food Safety Month

National Food Safety Month (NFSM) is the one month out of the year dedicated to food safety education. Did …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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Cabbage Info at Local Pantries

We recently shared that our Extension Master Food Volunteers (EMFV) have developed a series of produce flyers that are …

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Know the Code

Jana Hunter our summer student assistant, a junior in Agricultural Education at NC State University, produced a short video …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

2 weeks agoFor Safety's Sake
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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

10/21/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20
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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …