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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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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 …

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Poultry Science Summer Institute

Calling high school students with an interest in poultry science, STEM, agriculture, genetics, nutrition, physiology, veterinary medicine, or NC …

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Report to the People

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Dare County invites you to attend our annual Report to the People, Tuesday, February 4, …

Glyphosate Questions?

In light of the recent jury based court decision in California, N.C. Cooperative Extension agents and NC State University …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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.

1 day agoFor Safety's Sake
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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 …

2 weeks ago

Helping Children Cope With Stress

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

6/25/20
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 …