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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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Fats and the Med Way

Fat. I think a lot of us have a negative connotation with that word. But is it truly justified? …

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Let's Start With an Appetizer IV

Who doesn’t love s’mores? S’mores have it all – crunchy, creamy, chocolatey and gooey! Although simple to make, they …

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You’re a Yummy One, Mr. Grinch

The holidays are coming quickly! Usually, that means lots of parties and events will soon be here. Even if your plans …

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The Perfect Chili Night!

You’ve made your famous chili recipe. Now you want to share it with friends and family (using covid safe …

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Warm Up With Chili

Fall is the perfect time for chili! When it’s cool outside, there’s nothing better to warm up with than …

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Fig Time in NC!

If you have never tasted fresh figs, then you are missing out on one of the south’s greatest fruit …

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Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

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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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Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

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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