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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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Zebra Mussel Alert!

This is a re-post of information put out by N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission regarding zebra mussels in aquarium moss …

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Our FCS Staff Need Your Help!

Our Onslow and Jones County Family and Consumer Science agents need your help! Sarah Ware Peggie Garner Please let our Family and …

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2020 Holiday Wreath & Bow Pickup

Did you pre-order a Holiday Wreath or Bow? Pick up your pre-ordered Holiday Wreaths & Bows today! Pick-Up Times Available TODAY – …

News From the NC PFAS Testing Network

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a specific group or category of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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Prepping for the Hurricane Season!

Hurricane season on the East Coast runs from June through November. Be prepared with an emergency food supply in case …

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