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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.

Don't Set Resolutions

Happy New Year! We have finally made it to 2021! I think it’s safe to say many of us …

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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, …

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