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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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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 …

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Give Kale a Chance

Last week I got a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box from the folks at Feast Down East. I was …

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 …

3 weeks ago
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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 …

3 weeks ago

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

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? …

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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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 …

9/23/20
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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 …

7/29/20