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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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¡No Hay Obstáculo Que Usted No Pueda Vencer!

¡No hay obstáculo que usted no pueda vencer! Aquí tiene unos consejitos para mantenerse activo: https://go.ncsu.edu/supera_barreras (There’s no obstacle you can’t …

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Being Active Has Benefits

Why is being active so important? There are lots of good reasons to be physically active, including: sleep improvement, …

150 minutes of exercise

150 Minutes Each Week...

Moving more is a simple way to increase your physical activity each week. Take the stairs instead of the …

Choose to Eat Healthy

Choosing Healthier Goals

Choosing healthier goals makes creating positive & lasting changes easier. So, when it comes to our health, let’s all …

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Stress Relief

We can all use some stress relieving ideas at times! Check out a few tips if you’re stuck in …

shop your pantry

Shop Your Pantry

Do you struggle with overpaying at the grocery store? Shopping your pantry first and creating meal plans from that …

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Living Well Calendar

Share our Living Well Calendar with a friend! See these great tips to improve your life and the life …

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What Is Living Well?

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

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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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Rice Is Nice

What do oatmeal, popcorn and brown rice have in common? They are all grains and whole grains can be …

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