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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 …

Child Eating Cupcake on Counter, How to Handle Picky Eaters, What to Do if my child will not eat, what to do if my child only wants sweets, what to do if my child will not eat their food, child not wanting to eat food, kids not eating dinner

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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Family Wellness Day

For busy families, it can be difficult finding ways to spend time together and focus on everyone’s overall health. …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

3 weeks agoLocal Foods
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 …

3 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

Food Pantry Produce Markets

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

3 weeks agoLocal Foods
Volunteers sort food at a food bank.

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 …

3 weeks agoLocal Foods
A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

3 weeks agoLocal Foods
Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

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

3 weeks agoLocal Foods
4-H volunteers gleaning sweet potatoes.

Gleaning

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

3 weeks agoLocal Foods