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Health & Nutrition

Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that address public health issues, improve economic well-being, and help people make healthier, better-informed decisions. Programs range from local foods, food safety, and food preservation to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Share the Harvest

“Share the Harvest” is a program that has been in place for seven years, helping provide fresh local produce …

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Med Instead of Meds

Med Instead Meds Thursdays, August 2-September 20, 5:30pm-7:30pm COST: $40 The Med Instead of Meds class series will help …

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Extension Master Food Volunteer

Tuesdays, July 24-October 2, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (No class August 7) COST: $50 EMFV program is delivered through North Carolina …

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Safe Plates Certification

NC Safe Plates is a food safety certification course developed by NC State University. Certification is based on passing …

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Fit Kidz Camp July 16-20

Interested in a Fitness Camp for Kids? Does your child need a heart healthy boost? This low cost, one …

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Local Food Guide!

This Local Food Guide is designed to make consumers aware of the benefits of buying and eating local food …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

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This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

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4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

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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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