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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.

Social Media Favorite Recipes

The pandemic has made screen time super popular and nothing more than the sharing of recipes! Tik Tok, Instagram, …

Super Healthy Soups

If you want to know what to cook that is in season, this time of year it’s soup!! It’s the …

Valentine Day at Home

For those of you who prefer to stay home and cook a sweetheart meal for two, here are some …

Make Cauliflower the Star!

Cauliflower is known as the culinary chameleon, making its way into your menu as cauliflower rice, cauliflower mashed potatoes, …

Recipes for Griddle Cooking

It seems the “gift of the year” this Christmas was a brand-new griddle. The griddle is a great piece …

Oyster Season

When the weather picks up a crisp chill, that’s one of the first signs that it’s time to pull …

Pecans – The Southern Supernut!

The pecan is the “original” supernut, especially in the south. Pecan trees are abundant all-over eastern North Carolina and …

Don’t Overlook the Rutabagas!!

Rutabagas grow with great success in our area, but they are a vegetable that is often overlooked. Rutabagas are …

NC Wine Month

Like many other celebrations this year, North Carolina Wine Month was celebrated in September in a very limited way. …

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Locally Delicious - October

Thursday, October 22, 2020 10–11 a.m. Please contact Velvet Tyndall or Kelly Tyndall at 252-527-2191 for more information and a pre-registration …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

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

1/6/21
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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 …

1/6/21

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

11/11/20For Safety's Sake
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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