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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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Soup-Er Bowl

Football isn’t the only thing that is soup-er in a bowl. I like soup anytime, but I know folks …

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Healthier Pasta

I know lots of people shy away from eating pasta because they think it is unhealthy, usually because of …

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Food and Working Out

If your New Year’s resolution is to add some (or more) fitness to your life, it’s important to keep in …

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EMFVs Tour the Food Bank

Last month, Extension Master Food Volunteers (EMFVs) and the Family and Consumer Science team members from Brunswick and New Hanover …

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Change Your Exercise Routine

Bringing in a new year always is the time when people think about making positive changes to their lifestyle. Adding …

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Try a Pomegranate

One bright red winter fruit that begins appearing in our stores this time of year is the pomegranate. California …

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Lemon Slices in Your Water?

Lemon slices in your water. What do you think —– risky or not? According to Dr. Don Schaffner and …

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Holiday Challenge 2022

Once again, North Carolina State University and N.C. Cooperative Extension are offering the Holiday Challenge. This is an online …

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Cranberry Salsa

Salsas add spice and intense flavors and colors to meals or snacks. Traditionally, we think of them as a …

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Doing Sushi Safely

“I don’t do sushi” was a response I got to a recent invitation to a meeting of our Extension …

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4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

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This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

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