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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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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 …

Popcorn Anyone?

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

Tasty Tomatoes

The fresh taste of tomatoes, just off the vine and still warm from the sun…what a delicious summer flavor. …

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Alleghany Farmers Market Update!

Alleghany Farmers Market will open to the public beginning Saturday, June 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., located …

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Home Food Preservation Series

Interested in learning safe methods of food preservation at home? Join in on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 23–July …

Count On Me NC

Count on Me NC

NC restaurants have opened up and many of us are ready to enjoy a meal away from home. Although …

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 …

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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 …

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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.

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