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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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March Is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of …

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February Is Heart Month

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. But you …

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Self Care in 2021

Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you. – Katie Reed If there’s …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussel sprouts get a bad rap thanks to their bitter taste, but this winter vegetable can actually have a …

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Holiday Meal Planning

Planning your holiday menu in advance can do wonders for your budget! SNAP’s More in My Basket program recommends buying …

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The Best Christmas Gift

“If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” …

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Serve Cranberries This Thanksgiving

Fruit is often missing from the Thanksgiving table, but cranberries are a great fruit to include. Cranberries aren’t just festive, …

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Holiday Challenge Walking Club

Maintain, Don’t Gain This Holiday Season This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey. Many …

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What Is Youth EFNEP

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a program designed to meet the K-12 grade NC Standards …

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Tasty Baked Kale Chips

Kale chips are a tasty snack that’s super simple to make! First, preheat the oven to 350℉. Remove the thick …

Med Instead of Meds

Med Instead of Meds

Med Instead of Meds is coming in October! Some of the Family and Consumer Sciences Extension professionals from across the …

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