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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.

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 …

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Pickled Onions

Have you tried pickled onions before? Perhaps when you’ve gone out to eat? Learn how to make them at …

COVID-19 Resources

NC State University has worked to develop resources pertaining to consumer questions surrounding COVID-19, specifically in regards to Food …

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Is Coronavirus a Concern With Takeout?

The Covid-19 pandemic has caught nearly everyone off guard, please consider the following when ordering takeout: Find more COVID-19 information: CDC …

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Cleaning and Disinfection

Check this link daily for different compounds specifically for Coronavirus: Disinfectants for Use Against …

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December 3 Is "Dining In" Day!

We’re dining in today, are you? Commit to dining in one night this week to celebrate the importance of …

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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 …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

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