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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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Med Instead of Meds

Med Instead of Meds is a six-week nutrition series based on the Mediterranean style eating pattern. It incorporates the basics …

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Three-Fruit Salad

Summer in North Carolina means hot weather and plenty of humidity. Give your oven a break and experiment with …

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Dance Cardio Fitness

Are you ready to get moving while having fun? Our four-week, in-person, dance cardio class will be taught by an official …

Pull Up Challenge

Guilford County Pull-Up Challenge

Welcome to The Cooperative Extension Pull-Up Challenge! This is a challenge for everyone. This is a chance for you to …

Warm Weather Fitness

Warm Weather Fitness

Written By FCS Intern: Tommy Hernandez Welcome to warm weather once again! As we leave the cold and chilly weather …

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Canning Updates!!

It’s canning season and we have a few new things we want to introduce to the community that will …

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Safe Plates Has Gone Virtual!

N.C. Cooperative Extension offers Safe Plates for Food Managers for all those who work in the foodservice industry. The …

Life Skills 2021

Life Skills Camp 2021

We get it, adulting is hard! But we want to make it easier for you! Whether you’re a rising …

Share The Harvest

Share the Harvest 2021

Share the Harvest will begin its tenth (10th) year on May 24, 2021, and needs your help, now more …

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Canning with Cooperative Extension

Canning is a safe, economical way to preserve quality food at home. Canning interrupts the normal spoiling and decaying …

The History of Tea

The History of Tea

Written By FCS Intern: Kayla Adell Is Tea Worth the Hype? Tea dates all the way back to 2737 BC. Tea originated …

Living Well Month

Living Well - The Basics

Written By FCS Intern: Kayla Adell Being able to live well and be healthy is something that we all want …

Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday

Health and wellness agent, Vincent Webb, is here to walk you though basic workout moves every Monday on Facebook. …

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National Nutrition Month 2021

Written By FCS Intern: Tommy Hernandez Welcome to the Month of March! This month is National Nutrition Month! History You may be …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21
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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

6/15/21Household Pests
Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

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

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 …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

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. …

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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 …