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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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Fresh Produce Safety Tips

With the concerns with COVID-19, many have questions about fresh produce and if we have to do anything special …

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It's Tomato Time

Fresh local tomatoes are available in North Carolina from July to October. There are many different varieties of tomatoes …

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Kids in the Kitchen Summer Program

Join us July 13–17, 2020, for this summer’s edition of Kids in the Kitchen. Participants will use household ingredients …

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Take the Pledge - Count on Me NC

We all have a role to play in keeping our communities safe and healthy. When visiting restaurants, businesses, and …

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It's Finally Strawberry Season!

Strawberry season is upon us! Strawberries contain lots of vitamin C which can help to support your immune system. …

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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 …

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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Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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. …

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 …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

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 …

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 …

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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 …