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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.

Focaccia Rosemary Bread

Fermentation and Breads

When we think of fermenting foods, what comes to mind are things like pickles, yoghurt, or sauerkraut. But did …

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FCS@Home - Pork Chops!

Pork Chops are a wonderful cut of pork that is pretty lean like many of other cuts of pork. …

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Phobia of Fats

Why are so many folks afraid of fats? Fats may seem like a scary word, but they are beneficial …

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What Is Sweet Basil?

One of the easiest herbs to grow is sweet basil. This herb will add tremendous flavor to your meals, …

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Workout Your Heart

Our heart is our most important muscle in the body. It is important because it helps to provide blood …

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Happy American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month! It’s a time to celebrate part of our body that keeps us moving! This …

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Let's Talk About Vitamin C

We’re well into winter, and for many of us, we’re putting in our best effort to keep our body …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

1/6/21
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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

1/6/21

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

11/11/20For Safety's Sake
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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? …

10/21/20

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 …

10/14/20
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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

9/23/20
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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 …

7/29/20