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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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Guidance for Cloth Face Coverings

Recent CDC guidance recommends wearing cloth face coverings when in public. These face coverings are NOT N-95 respirators or …

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Washing Produce During COVID-19

With the concern about COVID-19, many are questioning how to wash produce. Washing produce is always a good idea. …

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Five Essential Rules of Cooking

5 Essential Rules of Cooking Have a good knife and cutting board. Having 1 or 2 good knives is important. …

COVID-19 Resources for Parents

This is a compilation of resources for parents to help with transitions related to the coronavirus pandemic. You will …

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COVID-19 Resources for Families

Coronavirus, COVID-19, is of concern across North Carolina, the country, and the globe. To learn ways to keep you …

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Radon Webinar Series

As a part of National Radon Action Month, NC State Extension is partnering with the NC Radon Program to …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

2 days agoFor Safety's Sake

COVID-19 General Guidance for Retail Food Environments

This factsheet offers guidance for retail establishments during a viral respiratory outbreak, like the coronavirus …

4 days ago

COVID-19 and Other Viral Respiratory Illnesses: Preventative Measures

This factsheet offers practical guidelines for keeping yourself healthy during a viral respiratory outbreak like …

4 days ago

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 …

1 week ago

A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …

2 weeks ago
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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 …

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

2/19/20