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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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Apple-Rutabaga Soup

With the beautiful fall colors and the crisp cool days, I began to think of all the wonderful food …

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Holiday Meals on a Budget

The holidays are a time to get together with family and friends to enjoy good food and great company. …

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FCS@Home: Preserving Soups!

Nothing soothes the soul when cool weather hits like a nice hot bowl of soup, especially when it’s homemade …

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Whole Grains for Health

As the weather gets cooler, it’s a great time to enjoy the delicious taste and health benefits of whole …

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Savvy Shopper: Meat Label Claims

If you’ve ever purchased meat before, you’ve probably seen various labels on meat packaging like grass-finished, natural, antibiotic-free, or …

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Make Meal Time Family Time

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, (EFNEP), strongly encourages families to make meal time, family time. October is …

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National Active Aging Week

Beginning October 1, 2020, we recognize National Active Aging Week. During this week we promote the benefits of …


FCS@Home: Figs

One of my favorite treats as a child was delicious fig bars. They were always my favorite afternoon snack …

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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 …

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Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

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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? …


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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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 …

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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 …