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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.

Rainbow Kabobs

Children are the foundation of our future, which is why we should make sure they are eating healthy and …

Happy Living Well Month

Raising kids, eating right, spending smart, living well—that’s the theme of a national Living Well Campaign that is being …

Happy National Heart Month

February is National Heart Month, so what better way to celebrate than to talk about three things you can …

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 …

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