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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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Winter Workouts

Don’t let the cold prevent you from staying fit. Exercising in the winter can be difficult when it is …

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Portion Distortion

Do your kids think eating healthy is boring? Not true! They can eat healthy and still enjoy their favorites …

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Turkey Tips

Cooking a turkey can be overwhelming even if you are an experienced cook or if it’s your first turkey. …

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How Much Food Do We Need?

Most of us are familiar with the five food groups and that we need a variety of foods. These …

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Kids Koffee

Kids like to act like their parents, but what their parents eat or drink might not be good for …

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Enjoy Dessert Guilt Free

For many of us the dessert is our favorite part of the meal. However, some feel guilty after eating …

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Fall Into Soup

Fall (Autumn) is one of the four seasons of the year and the time of year that transitions summer …

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An Apple a Day

We have all heard the phrase, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The original phrase was, “Eat …

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Beans - Why Are They Important?

Beans and legumes are some of the most underrated foods. They are great sources of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin …

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Avocados

When I was a young child, I use to watch my mother eat avocados and enjoy them so much. …

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How to Use a Food Thermometer

Using an instant read thermometer to make sure meats are at the correct temperature is safer than using the …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

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

1/6/21
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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

1/6/21

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
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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

10/21/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20
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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 …

9/23/20
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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 …

7/29/20