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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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♥ Happy National Heart Month ♥

Join NHLBI, The Heart Truth®, and organizations around the country on National Wear Red Day®, celebrated each year on the …

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North Carolina SNAP Update

The state of North Carolina received funds from the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 which allowed the state …

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Healthy Holiday Food Drive

Drop off donations at the Food Bank CENC at Greenville, 1712 Union St, Greenville, NC 27834 Don’t want to drop …

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Trick or Treat during a Pandemic

Debating on having your children trick or treat this year? Click below to see Dr. Benjamin Chapman, Professor and Food Safety …

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Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19

—Written By Sarah Kirby, State Program Leader for Family & Consumer Sciences & Professor Agricultural & Human Sciences NC State …

Home Canning Basics

Due to the pandemic, shelves are empty of all things canning – jars, lids, canners, pectin, tools. Many people …

Saving Milk

Here’s an article on why it’s not safe to can milk at home. — Written By Debbie Stroud, Area Specialized Agent, …

Agua Fresca

Try It Tuesdays: Agua Fresca

Agua frescas (Spanish: water refreshments) are popular in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean and are made from …

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Try It Tuesdays

Ratatouille is a great way to incorporate those summer veggies! You can make Ratatouille and then serve the leftovers …

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Count on Me NC

NC State Extension, in partnership with NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association, and Visit NC is excited …

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Camp, Cook, Play!!!

Free Virtual Summer Cooking Camp!! Make healthy and delicious food each week!! Register today!! July 16–August 20, 2020, each Thursday …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21
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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

6/15/21Household Pests
Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …