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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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What's Cooking?

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

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Diabetes Prevention Program

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

28 days to a healthy heart

Be Heart Healthy

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be …

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Wear Red Day

February makes us think of the color red – red hearts for Valentine’s Day and National Wear Red Day. National …

fall prevention

Fall Prevention

We have several chances for you to attend this workshop in February in both Person & Granvilles Counties, as …

food

Make Every Bite Count

Today, 60% of adults have one or more diet-related chronic disease. About 74% of adults are overweight or obese. …

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What Info Do You Need?

What information do you need from your local Family Consumer Science resource? We want to help however we can and …

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Food for Thought: Vaccinations

Don’t Forget Your Other Vaccinations Each year thousands of adults in the United States suffer illness, are hospitalized, and even …

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Med Instead of Meds

Mondays, February 1–March 8, 2021 Each class starts at noon (EST) FREE 6-week Virtual Workshop Series Extension professionals from across the North …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

5/10/22

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

4/20/22

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/1/22
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. …

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 …