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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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Safe Plates Certification

Safe Plates Food Safety Course is coming for the month of December!! NC Safe Plates is a food safety …

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Movement Mondays How-to Videos

Hey, Everyone!! Nutrition and Wellness has started a Movement of the Month Series (M.O.M) to showcase different exercises, fitness …

Movement of the Month

Hello Everyone, We have returned with the fitness video updates and it’s called Movement of the Month “aka” M.O.M. In …

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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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Extension Master Food Volunteer

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

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

6 days agoLocal Foods
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Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

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

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

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

10/10/18Disaster Recovery
4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

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

9/25/18Local Foods

A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …

8/24/18

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

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

7/20/18Local Foods