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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.

Picnic Ready Potato Salad

Potato salad is a staple for summer picnics and Sunday lunch, try these recipes for making the classic favorite! …

Asparagus Is Awesome

Asparagus is popping up, and I do mean popping up, this interesting vegetable grows straight up, and can pop …

Sunshine and Lemons

Nothing brightens your day more than a ray of sunshine and the tangy flavor of lemon!! Squeezed or sliced, …

Why You Should Enjoy Artichokes!

Besides a good spinach artichoke dip, most of us don’t really know what to with the very interesting vegetable. …

Happy Healthy Easter Brunch

Celebrate Easter Sunday with a special brunch featuring classic and seasonal dishes. Pick the perfect recipes to share with …

In Season Now: Carrots

We all know that eating carrots is great for your eyesight, but they have a lot more to offer. …

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 …

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