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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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Nutrition Tips for Dairy Month

National Dairy Month in June celebrates the many contributions of the dairy industry to our health and economy. While …

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Cooking With Beef

Summer is almost here and it’s time for camping with the family or hosting backyard barbecues with friends. It …

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May Is National Beef Month!

Beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Whether enjoying a tasty cheeseburger or a juicy ribeye, beef is a healthy and …

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Horse Health Series

Horse Health Series Join N.C. Cooperative Extension in Onslow, Lenoir, Greene, Jones, Pamlico, and Craven Counties for virtual training via …

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Dine in on December 3

We know that families have spent more time cooking and eating together at home this year and we hope …

Pre-Diabetes: A Wakeup Call

“One out of three American adults has pre-diabetes, and most of them do not know it”. This quote from …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

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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 …

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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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. …

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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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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 …

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

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