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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.

4-H Summer Fit Trip!

Dare County 4-H Summer Fit Trip

Registration Due: July 10, 2020 FREE exercise kits are FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED to the first 40 participants to sign up. These …

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We're Crazy About Strawberries!

We’re all enjoying the plentiful harvests of strawberries in North Carolina! Enjoy 3 simple recipes to utilize those strawberries this …

Springtime Means Herb Time

Whether they came from your garden or the store, fresh herbs can add that “something special” to your meals. …

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Preventing Food Waste

Food–whether you are growing, harvesting, preparing, serving, or consuming it—always creates waste, so you should plan ahead for dealing …

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Is It Done Yet?

Food Safety is an issue that we often take for granted, yet unsafe food can cause sickness and even …

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Is the U.S. Food Supply Safe?

Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Unlike foodborne gastrointestinal …

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COVID-19 Update

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Dare County Update: We continue to work with county and state health officials, as well as NC State …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Helping Children Cope With Stress

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

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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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

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 …