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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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Lunch N' Learns

Register online for the workshops below. Stress can have so many negative effects on a person’s health. Join us to learn …

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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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Food & Nutrition Programs

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

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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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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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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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Asparagus - Grow It, Eat It!

Versatile asparagus is a nutritional powerhouse that pairs well with fish, beef, shrimp, veal, chicken, and pasta, but is …

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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 …

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