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Health & Nutrition

Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that address public health issues, improve economic well-being, and help people make healthier, better-informed decisions. Programs range from local foods, food safety, and food preservation to gardening and environmental efforts.

Healthy Holiday Appetizers

Holidays mean celebrations with family, friends and co-workers and what’s a celebration without some terrific food and sharing of …

Think Outside the Turkey Sandwich!

Did your turkey outlast your Thanksgiving lunch? Are you on mashed potato overload? No problem, mix your leftover turkey …

Pears Peak in Fall

Fresh pears are abundant this time of year and are an excellent choice for nutrition! The good news on …

Time for Collard Greens!

Chill is in the air and that means our first frost, which means it is now time to pick, …

Fresh Green Peanuts in the South!

Did you know that North Carolina ranks fifth in the United States in peanut production? North Carolina has about …

Cooking for a Crowd

Many have moved on to normal everyday life following our recent round with Hurricane Florence, however many of our …

Apple Picking Time

September is prime apple-picking season at North Carolina orchards. The largest North Carolina crops come from Henderson County, just outside of …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

2 weeks ago
produce at farmers market

Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
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 …

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 …

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

10/10/18Disaster Recovery
4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

9/25/18Local Foods

A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …

8/24/18

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …