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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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Med Instead of Meds Class

What is Med Instead of Meds? Med Instead of Meds was created by a group of nutrition and health professionals …

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Baked Potato Safety

There is so much you can do with the potato; fry it, bake it, oven roast, boil it or …

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Canning Workshop for Beginners

Greenville, NC – Want to learn how to preserve those delicious summer fruits and veggies? Join us for the …

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Pickled Eggs

Back in 1997 in Illinois, an older adult had botulism from a pickled egg recipe containing hard-boiled eggs, beets, …

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Canning 101

Getting Ready for Canning Season! Are you someone interested in learning how to preserve your own food through home canning? …

The Safest Way to Wash Produce

It’s always important to make sure you’re buying quality produce, but food safety doesn’t end at the store. Once …

Free Grocery Store Tours

We are seeking families who would be interested in learning more about health and receiving some FREE groceries!! All you have to …

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Winterize Your Car

If you use a car to get around and live in an area that experiences winter weather, it’s important …

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Be Fire Safe This Holiday Season

Have you put up holiday decorations at home? It’s important to be safe when you decorate with candles, lighted …

Holiday Desserts

Sweet or savory, any pumpkin recipe is a delicious treat. Check out the wide array of wonderful pumpkin dishes …

Join the 2018 Holiday Challenge!

You are invited to join the 12th annual Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on …

Stay Safe This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! Whether you’re lighting a jack-o-lantern or making costumes, use these tips to make …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

10/1/19

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

9/26/19

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens and Other Household Textiles

This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.

6/13/19Disaster Recovery

Heat Stress Disorders

This publication offers safety tips and first aid procedures to prevent and treat heat stress …

6/13/19Disaster Recovery