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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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One Dish Wonders

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

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In the Cards

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

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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
A gleaning event

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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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. …