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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.

Test Home for Radon in January

January is National Radon Action Month. In recognition, the North Carolina Radon Program is providing free radon test kits …

Keep Reusable Grocery Totes Clean

Reusable grocery totes are great for the environment by helping reduce waste and pollution and save resources. It’s time …

Cover photo for Tips for Fresh Produce Safety

Tips for Fresh Produce Safety

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is healthy. However, care must be taken to be sure fruits and …

Living Healthy With Diabetes

Did you know that the number one complication of diabetes over time is heart disease? Other complications of diabetes …

Living Healthy Workshops - 2013

Control Your Health Condition … Don’t Let Your Condition Control You… Are you sick and tired of being sick and …

Holiday Turkey Tips

Now is the time to buy a food thermometer to take the temperature of the turkey you’ll be baking …

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

trimming local green beans

Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

2 weeks agoLocal Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

3 weeks agoLocal Foods
A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

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

12/5/18
produce at farmers market

Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
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 …

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 …

10/10/18Disaster 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