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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.

Count On Me NC

Count on Me NC

NC restaurants have opened up and many of us are ready to enjoy a meal away from home. Although …

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Portions and Servings

A portion or helping is the amount of food you choose to eat. It is what you serve yourself …

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Good Night, Sleep Tight

May 10-16 Celebrate Women’s Health Week There is nothing more frustrating than crawling into bed in anticipation of a good …

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Do You Know the Facts?

Most of us have seen hundreds, if not thousands, of Nutrition Facts labels on the products we buy. However, …

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Spice Up Your Meals!

Are you constantly reaching for the salt shaker trying to give your bland meal some flavor? Most likely it …

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Extension News: May 2020

The latest edition of Extension News newsletter is available! In this edition you will find the following articles: Local Strawberries are Here! – …

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How to Enjoy Physical Activity

When you hear the word EXERCISE or think about staying physically active, what comes to your mind? Is it work, drudgery, …

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Quick and Easy Meals

Most of us enjoy a nice home cooked meal but do not want to be in the kitchen for …

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Area 4-H Food Show

**Calling all Surry County 4-H’ers that love to cook, bake, grill, etc.!!!** It’s that time of year again…our Area Food …

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Healthy Kids

The Healthy Kids 2017 campaign is designed to help you and your family stay healthy. We will be providing …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Helping Children Cope With Stress

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

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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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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 …

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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 …