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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.

Cauliflower Comeback!

For those of you who think that cauliflower is only delicious if eaten under a blanket of cheese, think …

Cauliflower Comeback!

For those of you who think that cauliflower is only delicious if eaten under a blanket of cheese, think …

All About Avocado!

To my knowledge, we do not actually produce any avocado in Eastern North Carolina, but during the winter months …

What’s in Season in January?

Sometimes it’s hard to think about fresh seasonal produce this time of year, but January is actually packed with …

Homemade Holiday Gifts to Share

This Holiday Season, give your family, friends, and co-workers a gift from the heart of your home, the kitchen. …

Friendsgiving!!

Yep, Friendsgiving, the word is a mix up of “friends” and “Thanksgiving” and the idea is to spend an …

Falling for Fresh, Local Pecans

Pecans are a mainstay in so many recipes in the South; it’s almost like a requirement!! Pecans are packed …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

An adult and a young girl examine a small object outdoors

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 …

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Helping Children Cope With Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

6/25/20
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. …

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 …

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 …