Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

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.

Cover photo for Saving Milk

Saving Milk

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

Cover photo for Prepping for the Hurricane Season!

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 …

Cover photo for Mini Meatloaves

Mini Meatloaves

Mini Meatloaves Ingredients 1lb lean ground beef, turkey, or chicken 1 1/2 cup salsa 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/4 cup finely chopped onion Dash of …

Cover photo for Snacking Smarter!

Snacking Smarter!

We All Snack! Try to snack smarter with these healthy snacking tips: When you’re just a little hungry, choose fruits and veggies …

Cover photo for One Dish Wonders

One Dish Wonders

Chef it up with our staff from our Onslow County and Jones County offices! #OneDishWonders An interactive online class, where …

Cover photo for In the Cards

In the Cards

As unemployment surged in North Carolina this spring during the COVID-19 pandemic, so did the demand for food from …

Virtual Walking Challenge 2020

Sign up for this FREE event from Faithful Families! #WalkWithFF2020 Monday, June 8 – Sunday, July 5 We are excited to announce …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Football field.

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 …

3 days ago
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 …

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 …

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

8/13/20For Safety's Sake