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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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The Facts About Plant Oils

Written by & featured in Tufts Health & Nutrition Newsletter, September 10, 2020 There is a lot of confusing, and often …

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The Grow Box

A program of Garden fun for your family delivered to your door from North Carolina 4-H and the JC …

All or Nothing Mentality

Do you find yourself taking on tasks with the “all or nothing” approach? This mentality is a common one …

Cooking as a Family

Cooking can seem like a daunting task. It is the end of the day and work has been busy …

Cooking With Herbs

Are you trying to cut back on sodium without cutting back on flavor? Do you have herbs growing with …

Leftover Hurricane Food? Read This!

The end of summer in Southeastern North Carolina usually means preparing for hurricane season. We usually gather the essentials …

Time to Crank Up the Grill

Summertime is a great time of year to cook out on the grill, enjoying the sunshine with your friends …

What's for Dinner?

Has anyone ever asked you “well what do you eat” or “what does your fridge look like”? I get …

Mindfulness

The word mindfulness gets tossed around a lot, especially when it comes to eating healthy and moving more. So, …

Do's and Don'ts of Canning

Our Virtual Food Preservation Series is officially underway. Our three classes offer different canning techniques such as water-bath canning, …

Steps to Health

Take Control

If you or a community you serve is seeking more information about how to prevent or manage chronic disease, …

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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

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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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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 …

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

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