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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.

Brussels Sprouts Are Back!!

This week I picked up some fresh Lenoir County Brussels Sprouts, and they were surely deeeelicious!!! I admit, like …

Eat More Fish

In Eastern North Carolina, we think about seafood in the summer, but fish is especially good for you all …

Artichokes, Who Knew?

Who knew that artichoke hearts are a Superfood! The term superfood is basically used to market foods that are …

Carrots; the Crunchy Power

Believe it or not it is carrot season in North Carolina, generally, we think of carrots mostly at Easter, …

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 …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

trimming local green beans

Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

2 weeks agoLocal Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

1/29/19Local Foods
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? …

12/5/18
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