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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.

Give Your Heart a Healthy Beat

A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against heart disease, the number one killer …

Diabetes Self Management Classes

Become an active self-manager of diabetes Have you been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? Then you know that diabetes is …

Pumpkin Cooking Pointers

Pumpkins are a familiar sign of fall. The large Jack-O-Lantern variety has become the national symbol for Halloween although …

Tips for Egg Safety

Eggs, like meat, poultry, milk, and other foods are safe when handled properly. A bacterium, Salmonella Enteritidis, can be …

Right-Size Your Portion

Portion control is a key factor in achieving a healthy weight. What’s the right portion size for meals? It’s …

Barbecuing and Grilling

Barbecuing and grilling are popular with many cooks in the summer. Whenever you barbecue or grill food it is …

Decoding Food Product Dates

The following are dates you will find on product packaging:

 • The sell-by date, which represents the last day that …

Cook Smart, Eat Smart Workshop

Need help learning basic cooking skills, how to save money at the grocery store and how to practice food …

Whole Grain: Which Do You Chose?

Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Grains are …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2 weeks ago

Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

1/25/18Local Foods

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

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

1/10/18Local Foods

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 …

1/10/18Local Foods

Insect Repellent Products

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

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

11/16/17Local Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

11/16/17Local Foods

Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

11/16/17Local Foods