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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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Gluten and Dairy Free Pizza

Recently I wrote an article about food allergies and how to decipher the nutrition facts label. To go with …

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Meal Prep Resources

What should I make for dinner tonight? We have so many leftovers, how long can it stay in the …

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Nutrition Facts Label

Nutrition labels are a great tool to help us learn about the food we eat and be mindful of …

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No Bake Energy Balls

Hydrating after a workout is very important, but lets not forget to replenish our carbohydrates and promote muscle growth …

Hope4NC Helpline

Hope4NC Helpline

The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) is a statewide resource for North Carolinians experiencing stress and trauma from COVID-19 or disasters, …

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Rosemary

Last week I successfully harvested my rosemary and wanted to use it in a new recipe. Lately I have …

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Banana Ice Cream

Are you a late-night sweet tooth kind of person? I know I am! Good news, I have found a …

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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Hi everyone, its Patti, the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. This week I wanted to show you guys how …

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In the Cards

As unemployment surged in North Carolina this spring during the COVID-19 pandemic, so did the demand for food from …

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Water Bath Canning Workshop

Many foods can be safely canned using the water bath canning method. This simple method can be used to …

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Chicken Nuggets

Are you looking for a quick and healthy weeknight meal? Well look no further, I’ve got just what you …

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Baby Weight Exercises

Grab your little one and give this workout a try! Baby Bench Press – 3 sets of 10 Baby Hip Bridge …

Exercising With Your Baby

For most of my life, I have been a fairly active individual. I played sports from age five until …

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This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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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. …