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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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Protein and the Med Way

What comes to mind when you think of protein? A big, juicy steak? Maybe a delicious pork roast? Did …

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Let's Start With an Appetizer

Who doesn’t love appetizers? They can be served before a meal, or even as a light meal. They can …

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Pumpkin Season Is Here

When we think of Fall, pumpkins often come to mind. Whether for carving, decorating, or eating, pumpkins are the …

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Brainy Breaks

Virtual Learning got you stressed? Ever feel like you just need a break to refresh but you don’t know …

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A Healthy Taste of Mexico!

Mexican food is as diverse as it is delicious, but how healthy is it? Traditional recipes are healthier than …

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Part 2 - Meal Prep 101

Tips and Tricks for a Better Meal Prep Experience: It may be difficult at first and take a little more …

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Meal Prep 101

Always wanted to be a meal prepper, but never got around to doing it? What supplies do you need? …

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