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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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Recipes From the Pantry

It can be so stressful to create healthy snacks. Chips, cookies, and other snacks are prepackaged and are much …

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Vegetable Gardening 101

Many people are looking to meet their food needs with their own vegetable garden. For some, our parents did …

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Great COVID-19 Resources

NC State Extension has compiled resources on COVID-19 around agriculture, food, youth, health, and wellness, as well as other …

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What to Fix for Dinner?

It’s the age-old question, what do I fix for dinner? SuperCook is here for the rescue! Supercook.com is a …

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Health Coverage Enrollment Event

There will be health coverage enrollment assistance available for FREE on Monday, November 25, 3 to 6 p.m. in …

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Pumpkin Seeds and Your Health

It’s pumpkin time! Now is a great time to find out the health benefits from pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin Seeds Pack …

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2019 Agriculture Awareness Field Day

On October 8 and 9 the N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center and McDowell Agricultural Youth Foundation hosted their …

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Building Bones for a Lifetime: Diet and Osteoporosis

This booklet will help you determine if you are at risk for osteoporosis, and will …

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A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …

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COVID-19 General Guidance for Retail Food Environments

This factsheet offers guidance for retail establishments during a viral respiratory outbreak, like the coronavirus …

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COVID-19 and Other Viral Respiratory Illnesses: Preventative Measures

This factsheet offers practical guidelines for keeping yourself healthy during a viral respiratory outbreak like …

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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 …

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.

2/12/20For Safety's Sake