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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

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

1/6/21
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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 …

1/6/21

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