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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.

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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One Week Until Thanksgiving!

Ever wonder if you need to refrigerate your pumpkin pie after the Thanksgiving meal? Well, with many food safety …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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