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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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Try Lentils

Many people are really getting into vegetarian diets, eating more plant-based foods, and eating less meat in general. One …

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Good Fats?

The Mediterranean Diet is the topic of a program the Family and Consumer Science Staff at N.C. Cooperative Extension …

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Old Yogurt -- Risky or Not?

You have an unopened container of yogurt in your refrigerator; it is two months past the “best by” date. …

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Whole Grains Are Important

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the most recent version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. One …

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Stickers on Produce

A couple of months ago, a woman called the office to ask about the little stickers on produce. She …

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Make Every Bite Count

Eating healthy, or at least trying to eat a little more healthful, is a goal for most people. But …

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Sauce It Up!

If you have had Peruvian chicken, you are probably familiar with a spicy green sauce that accompanies the dish. …

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Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can sometimes be quite a challenge for many. Research shows that as many as …

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Eating Old Soup

This pandemic has made many of us look differently at technology and ways of learning. While not new, podcasting …

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Making Healthy Changes

Every family has some favorite foods that get pulled out for holidays and other special occasions. One dish that …

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Christmas Breakfast Idea

Like many families, we have some Christmas morning traditions. They started when my sisters and I were small and our …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …


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.

11/11/20For 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? …


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 …

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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

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At Your Door Step: A Family Factsheet on Outdoor Play and Learning

Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and …