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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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Burrito Bowl

This dish has everything you love about a burrito. Use this formula (rice + beans + salsa + slaw) …

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Hope4NC Helpline

The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) is a statewide resource for North Carolinians experiencing stress and trauma from COVID or disasters, like Hurricane …

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Food Benefits During COVID-19

The attached digital flyer provides more information for WIC participants about auto-issuance and using their food benefits during COVID-19. …

Summer Green Bean Salad

Summer Green Bean Salad

This is the perfect summer recipe! It is one of the best salads to make when the corn is …

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Preparing for a COVID-19 Outbreak

Infection numbers are currently rising. Are you prepared for an outbreak in your town, community or home? How can …

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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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 …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

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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 …

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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 …

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

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