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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.

Kids as chefs

Kids as Chefs 4-H Camp 2019

From farm to table, join us as we journey into learning about local foods, balanced meals, and culinary skills! Kids as Chefs 4-H Camp is …

Eating the MED way

MED Instead of MEDS

MED instead of MEDS will begin on March 28, 2019, from 1–3 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Yancey …

Cover photo for Managing Your Diabetes at Home

Managing Your Diabetes at Home

Managing Your Diabetes at Home including Eating the Mediterranean Way at ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 372 RESERVOIR RD. BURNSVILLE, NC You are invited to …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

1 week agoFor Safety's Sake

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

2 weeks agoFor Safety's Sake
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. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

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 …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

10/1/19