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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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Move Around the World Challenge

Tyrrell County 4-H Presents our… Move Around the World Challenge A fundraiser benefitting our 4-H Program. What Is It? This is a Virtual …

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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? …

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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Who has an abundance of zucchini in your garden, raise your hand? Who has an abundance of zucchini in …

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Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

We’re in hurricane season and have already had several named storms. According to experts, this perhaps will be an …

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Dine With Your Dog

Our furbabies are part of the family! They are there for us when we’re happy, sad, lonely or need …

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Canning Sweet Spreads

What’s one way to extend the flavors of spring fruits? Preserve them! And what tastier way than making them …

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What’s Medicare?

What’s Medicare? (Revised April 2020) Medicare is health insurance for: People 65 or older Certain people under 65 with disabilities People of any age …

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Preventing Food Waste

Food–whether you are growing, harvesting, preparing, serving, or consuming it—always creates waste, so you should plan ahead for dealing …

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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 …

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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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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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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 …

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

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