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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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Food Safety Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month. The goal of the “celebration” is to encourage everyone to teach about …

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Pickling Basics

Recently our Family and Consumer Science team at the NC Cooperative Extension office here in Brunswick County conducted hands-on classes …

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Crazy Corn?

This time of year, people seem to come up with the craziest ideas on things to do with corn-on-the-cob. …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

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

5 days agoLocal Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

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

5 days agoLocal Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

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

5 days agoLocal Foods
Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

5 days agoLocal Foods
4-H volunteers gleaning sweet potatoes.


This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

5 days agoLocal Foods
A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

5 days agoLocal Foods
Volunteers sort food at a food bank.

Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

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

5 days agoLocal Foods
trimming local green beans

Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

5 days agoLocal Foods