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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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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 …

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Asparagus - Grow It, Eat It!

Versatile asparagus is a nutritional powerhouse that pairs well with fish, beef, shrimp, veal, chicken, and pasta, but is …

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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Meal Planning

Let’s talk meal planning. Throughout this article I am going to talk about tips and tricks that help my …

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