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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 …

A Year to Break Tradition

Professors at North Carolina State University, Dr. Sarah Bowen, Sociolgy, Dr. Annie Hardison-Moody, Agriculture and Humnan Sciences, and Dr. …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

Hurricane Season Adds More Stress

Families are managing a lot of stress with hurricane season compounded by COVID-19 health concerns. The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) is a …

Mixture of tomatoes, cucumbers, mango, pineapple, mint leaves, spices and topped with Spanish peanuts.

No-Cook Summer Meals

During the hottest months of the year, the idea of heating up the kitchen often squelches any motivation to …

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Virtual NC Foothills Farm Tour

NC Foothills Farm Tour 2020 is going virtual! For more information and to stay up-to-date with all the on-farm …

Home canned jars of green beans, peaches, and other foods with fresh tomatoes in foreground.

Beware Unsafe Canning Practices

In a previous article, I shared information about preparing for the canning season by gathering all the proper equipment …

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Press Release June 30, 2020

The Foothills Health District has issued the following press release dated June 30, 2020: The Rutherford County Health Department …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

11/11/20

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Toilet Learning

This publication describes how to recognize a child's readiness for toilet learning and how parents …

11/4/20

Tips on Dealing With Stress

This publication offers tips on dealing with stress.

Expressing Feelings

Expressing feelings can lead to improved interpersonal relationships.

Balled and burlapped Fraser fir and white pine trees.

Selection and Care of Living Christmas Trees

One of the more enjoyable Christmas traditions is to replant a living Christmas tree into …

Model flow chart: identify issues, plan, deliver, evaluate

Extension Models: Exploring Proactive and Reactive Approaches

This publication provides definitions of the Program Planning and Evaluation Model and the Reactive Programming …

10/8/20