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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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Burke County Center - Limited Access

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center Extension Supporters, Stakeholders, and Clientele, We continue to work with county and state health officials, …

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March Is "Living Well Month"

Raising kids, eating right, spending smart, living well—that’s the theme of the national Living Well Campaign that is being …

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Take Control - Live Mindfully

This month I will be talking about mindfulness when it comes to eating healthy and moving more. You may …

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Be Smart for Your Heart

Since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the first American Heart Month in 1964, the month of February has been …

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Take Control - Move More

I hope you’ve had a GREAT start to your new year! Last month, I shared about setting goals, specifically …

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Take Control in the New Year

Happy New Year Everyone! Every year individuals make New Year’s Resolutions and every year 2 out of 3 people …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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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Building Bones for a Lifetime: Diet and Osteoporosis

This booklet will help you determine if you are at risk for osteoporosis, and will …

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A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …

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COVID-19 General Guidance for Retail Food Environments

This factsheet offers guidance for retail establishments during a viral respiratory outbreak, like the coronavirus …

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COVID-19 and Other Viral Respiratory Illnesses: Preventative Measures

This factsheet offers practical guidelines for keeping yourself healthy during a viral respiratory outbreak like …

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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 …

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …


Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

2/12/20For Safety's Sake