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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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Is Your Home Hurricane Ready?

While Hurricane Florence is moving closer to land, there is still time to perform simple actions to get your …

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May Is #MedMonth

May is International Mediterranean Diet Month (aka Med Month). This month-long celebration creates awareness of the delicious foods and …

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March Is Living Well Month

The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences declares March Living Well month. During this month Family and …

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Healthy Home Solutions

A variety of hazards exist in homes and they can be the source of or a contributing factor to …

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Nutrition Decisions Webinar Series

Are artificial sweeteners safe? What is the difference between organic and conventional milk? To answer these questions and more, …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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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 …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Mold Testing

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

10/1/19

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

9/26/19

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 …