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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

May is International Mediterranean Diet Month (aka Med Month). This month-long celebration creates awareness of the delicious foods and …

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Turkey Talking 101

When Benjamin Franklin suggested the wild turkey as our national bird, he obviously noticed its fascinating characteristics and appeal. …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

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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 …

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.)

This publication discusses growing and harvesting bloodroot, a spring wildflower used to produce natural red, …

Commercial Goldenseal Cultivation

This factsheet covers commercial goldenseal production in North Carolina, a highly valued medicinal herb which …

Helping Children Cope with Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

4/15/20

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.