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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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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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Get Out And Join ECA!

Warmer temperatures and nicer weather are a great excuse to get out of the house and get more involved …

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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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What Is Shea Butter?

What is Shea butter? Shea butter is the fat that is extracted from the nuts of shea trees. Even …

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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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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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. …

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Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

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