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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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Beating Grocery Prices

Grocery prices are scary. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS), food purchased at grocery stores …

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March Is National Nutrition Month™

Each year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics organizes a month-long celebration for National Nutrition Month™. This year the …

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Germy Spice Containers

I bet you’ve done this. You’re cooking and need a spice out of the cupboard or spice rack…so you search …

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National School Breakfast Week

Next week March 6-10 is National School Breakfast week. Here in Brunswick County, our schools are celebrating by having …

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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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This publication outlines and describes core concepts of risk that are used in various environmental, …

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Lactic Acid Fermentation

This factsheet describes the processes of creating fermented foods like yogurt, pickled vegetables, and sourdough …

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This publication provides information for farmworkers about how to use their smartphones to access emergency, …


A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …


Guide to Understanding and Addressing PFAS in our Communities

This FactSheet provides a guide to understanding and addressing PFAS in our communities, which may …

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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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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

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