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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.

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Summertime Grilled Appetizers

It’s summertime and outside grilling and chilling is the way to go! This season has been a scorcher, so …

Fourth of July Food Fare!

Celebrate the birth of our great nation this Holiday with food that celebrates the Red, White and Blue!! Red, White …

Just Peachy!

Did you know that North Carolina growers produce as many as 70 different varieties, each with its own unique …

Ever Abundant Zucchini Squash

Soon it will seem like we have a never ending supply of zucchini squash, and while it is terrific …

Many Ways to Enjoy New Potatoes!!

What is a “new potato”, simply, they are any variety of potato that is harvested early. Unlike their full-grown …

Blueberries, a Superfood

These tiny little gems do indeed pack a potent punch. From anti-ageing to weight loss, blueberries rank the highest …

All Things Lemon!

With Spring in the air and Easter just around the corner, it’s time to turn heavy Holiday deserts and …

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday known for parades, shamrocks and all things Irish. From leprechauns to the color …

Is Your Chicken Tired?

Chicken is a super healthy protein, but are there days you feel like you have eaten so much chicken you …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

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 …

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 …

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

5/10/22

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

4/20/22