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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.

Steps to Health Introduction

Hi everyone, my name is Meghan Baker and I am the new Nutrition Educator in Duplin and Sampson County …

Doggy Bag Safety

I love doggy bags, don’t you? With the size of many restaurant portions these days, it’s only wise to …

The Basics of a Healthy Diet

Eating a healthy balanced diet can help keep you trim and give you lots of energy. You want to …

Strawberry Pickin’ Is Upon Us

April has been such a beautiful month and has brought us some delicious, ruby red strawberries. I have seen …

Cooking Under Pressure

There are all sorts of kitchen gadgets and small appliances that are available on the market today. One of …

Vitamins & Vegetables

I want you to think about some common vitamins and minerals. Now think about foods or beverages that are …

Feed Your Body, Not Your Mood

Do you ever eat because you’re bored? Mad? Angry? Happy? This is what we call emotional eating, or you …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Mold Testing

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

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Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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. …

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.


Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens and Other Household Textiles

This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.

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Heat Stress Disorders

This publication offers safety tips and first aid procedures to prevent and treat heat stress …

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Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

5/23/19Local Foods