Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

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.

en Español / em Português
Español

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.


Português

Inglês é o idioma de controle desta página. Na medida que haja algum conflito entre o texto original em Inglês e a tradução, o Inglês prevalece.

Ao clicar no link de tradução, um serviço gratuito de tradução será ativado para converter a página para o Português. Como em qualquer tradução pela internet, a conversão não é sensivel ao contexto e pode não ocorrer a tradução para o significado orginal. O serviço de Extensão da Carolina do Norte (NC State Extension) não garante a exatidão do texto traduzido. Por favor, observe que algumas funções ou serviços podem não funcionar como esperado após a tradução.


English

English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

The Joys of Fresh Watermelon

Fresh cut watermelon is a “must have” on the menu at most summertime picnics and gatherings. Watermelon is natures perfect …

Celebrating Independence Day

Share your American pride with red, white and blue recipes for July 4 th ! Patriotic foods add more …

Born for Corn

Were you “born for corn”? That’s definitely a southern expression, but also reflects a love of the sweet summer …

Fun Facts About Fresh Cucumbers

It’s cucumber season and who knew the “cool” cucumber is good for more than just your salad! Cucumbers contain most …

Make the Most of Peach Season

Bursting with flavor, the juicy, sweet peach signifies the fresh fun of summer!! Great news, peach season is here! …

Kentucky Derby at Home

Celebrate the 150 th running of the legendary Kentucky Derby at home with your own “Run for the Roses” …

It’s Strawberry Picking Time

We have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the fresh juicy local strawberries and they are finally here!! Strawberries …

Why Add Asparagus!

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

Easter Brunches

Celebrate Easter with a brunch this year. If you ever wanted an excuse to eat all of the yummy …

NC SHIIP Logo

Medicare 101

Are you getting ready to turn 65? Do you have family members on Medicare?Medicare can be confusing. With all …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Enlargement of mottled color adult moth with wings folded

Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

6 days agoHousehold Pests

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

2 weeks ago

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

4/3/24Local Foods
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 …

4/3/24Local 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 …

4/3/24Local Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

4/3/24Local Foods
A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

4/3/24Local Foods
Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

4/3/24Local Foods