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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 …

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Let's Grow Some Elderberries!

Wild elderberries are a common sight in Burke County and can often be seen growing along roads and ditches. …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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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 …

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 …

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. …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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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 …