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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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Indoor Tanning Facts

Although the beaches have opened up with an advisory to social distance, many folks still enjoy going to the …

Jams and Fruits

FCS Programs Update for June

To ensure the safety of our community during this time, here are a few updates to the previously scheduled …

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Cool Down With Watermelon!

What’s a great way to cool you down in the hot weather? How about watermelon? Watermelon is a delicious …

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Food Resource Management Tips

As a result of COVID-19, now is a pivotal time for most families because the children are at home …

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National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the CDC, about 800,000 people living in the United States have …

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FCS@Home: It's Strawberry Season!

This season, North Carolina is in for an abundance of yummy strawberries. Strawberries are a delicious warm-weather fruit, that …

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Spring Baking With Kids

Children enjoy hands-on activities. Baking cookies is a great way to incorporate math and science into an activity that …

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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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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 …

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Helping Children Cope With Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

6/25/20
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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …