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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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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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Diabetes Prevention Program

We are excited to announce that we want to start another Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) soon. We are having …

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Food & Nutrition Workshops

In collaboration with the Person County Library, on Tuesday, September 29th at 12 p.m. noon, I will be teaching …

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Dining With Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes is a cooking and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members …

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FCS Impacts & Programs

Want to know what is going on with the Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) program over the next few …

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Get Healthy This Summer

Summer is a wonderful time to start developing healthier eating habits. It is a much hotter time of the …

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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 …

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Take Control

The Eat Smart, Move More, Take Control curriculum is an 8 session chronic disease prevention program that provides strategies …

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What Info Do You Need?

What information do you need from your local Family Consumer Science resource? Even though many of us are stuck …

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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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