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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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Cranberry Desserts, Sauce and More

Holidays are time to take advantage of very tangy cranberry for more than just cranberry sauce. Cranberries are terrific …

Gifts to Make and Take

Food Gifts to Make and Take The Holidays are a terrific time to say a big thanks and of course …

Holiday Breakfast

Healthier Holiday Breakfasts During leisurely Holiday mornings, breakfast often has a chance to take center stage. Most of these recipes …

What to Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers

Tired of Thanksgiving Leftovers? Did your turkey outlast your Thanksgiving lunch? Are you on dressing and mashed potato overload? No …

Holiday Pies!

Plan Your Holiday Pies! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is time to start making out menus and deciding …

Dining Out

Take Control When Dining Out The Holidays are looming on the horizon, which means celebrating and enjoying time with friends, …

Thirty Minute Meals

Healthy 30-Minute Meals to Keep Your Family on Track Through the Holidays! During the Holiday rush between Halloween and New …

Cook Your Fall Decorations

Don’t Toss Your Fall Decorations – Cook Them!!! I love Fall decorating, the colors, the use of fresh materials, …

Cover photo for The Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project

Have a Safe Halloween and enjoy some Allergen-Friendly Treats! Celebrating Happy Halloween next week means a week full of sweet …

Spaghetti Squash

The Very Surprising Spaghetti Squash! If you’re a big pasta fan, it might be time to try a different type …

Fall Casserole Round-Up

Fall Casserole Round-Up Casseroles, in America, represent the efficient, inexpensive, one-dish meal, made to stretch ingredients and feed a lot …

Pears

Enjoy the Fresh Pears? Fresh pears are abundant this time of year and you certainly do not want this nutritional …

Lenoir County Fair Cook Off

Do you want to be known in Lenoir County for the most magnificent casserole? Get your best recipe out …

Fall Apples

Fall is the Season for Apples Honey Crisp, Pink Lady, or Granny Smith; no matter which variety is your favorite, …

Fresh Flounder

Fresh Flounder – Catch and Cook Them While You Can The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has adjusted the …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Protecting Young Children in the Home

This publication helps parents protect young children from accidents and injuries in the home.

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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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

10/6/21