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Health & Nutrition

Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that address public health issues, improve economic well-being, and help people make healthier, better-informed decisions. Programs range from local foods, food safety, and food preservation to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Is It Ripe?

Do you agonize over the bin of watermelons at the store as you try to choose a good, ripe …

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Med Instead of Meds Class

The Mediterranean-style eating pattern incorporates the basics of healthy eating that are traditionally practiced in countries that border the …

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Plants Do That . . . Inside

“When plants are around, students are just smarter and pay more attention,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. This information …

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Safe Plates Food Safety Course

Are you interested in a Certified Food Protection Manager Course for you or your employees? NC Safe Plates is …

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Food Drive

Burke county 4-H and N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center are hosting a Food Drive. Help us fill our …

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Summer Canning Workshops

Canning season is upon us! As canning season approaches, there are a few things to inspect to ensure a …

pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pointers

When selecting a pumpkin for cooking, the best selection is a “pie pumpkin” or “sweet pumpkin.” For each following …

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 …

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 …

2 weeks agoDisaster 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

A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

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

8/24/18

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

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

7/20/18Local Foods

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

Ginseng Disease Control - Phytophthora and Alternaria

Phytophthora leaf blight and root rot is a devastating disease which causes a leaf blight …