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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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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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Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19

Many families look forward to gathering for traditional holiday celebrations every year. This year, however, requires extra caution. COVID-19 …

food storage

New Food Storage Infosheets

Storing food properly can help you maintain the safety, freshness, and quality for your food overtime. Proper food storage …

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Fermentology Mini-Seminars

Interested in fermentology? Join the experts for a series of short talks about the culture, history, and science behind …

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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 …

Washing Produce

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. …

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