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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.

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Enjoying the Outdoors, Get Outside and Play, Fun Summer Activities

Enjoying the Outdoors

In the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average American child spends as few as 30 minutes …

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Join us for our LIFT Program!

Would you like to participate in a FREE research-based fitness program in order to increase your strength, flexibility, and …

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How to Handle Picky Eaters

Almost every parent knows the struggle of a child who just won’t eat their dinner. Picky eaters can be …

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Spring into FCS Programs!

Spring and summer are on the way. This means warm weather and fun programs with Family and Consumer Sciences. …

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Food Hub Growers Training

Join N.C. Cooperative Extension in Union County and Carolina Farm Stewardship Association for training in post-harvest handling to increase …

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Irrigation for Your Home

Hopefully you have received rainfall recently from the numerous showers & thunderstorms, but if you have not, then you …

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