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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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4-H Summer Discovery

We are putting the finishing touches on our 2021 4-H Summer Discovery Program. We will post our activities and …

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Community Health Assessment Survey

Every 3 years, the Foothills Health District compiles comprehensive data (Community Health Assessment) that helps the local Health Department …

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National Strawberry Month

May is known as National Strawberry Month. Strawberries are grown year-round, but the peak season is April through July. …

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WNC Ferment On!

Fermentation is the process where the natural bacteria found in fresh vegetables utilize the carbohydrates to reproduce and excrete …

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Get Outside and Explore!

Springtime is a great time to get outside and move more. Take advantage of the beautiful, cool sunshine days …

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4-H Summer Camp 2021

We are planning to attend Betsy Jeff-Penn 4-H Camp in Reidsville, North Carolina from June 20–25. Spots are available …

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Reading Nutrition Facts Labels

March is National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During this month, …

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March Is Living Well Month

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences declares March Living Well month. During this month Family and Consumer Science (FCS) …

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Help Feed Hungry People in McDowell

In conjunction with N.C. A&T State University’s Small Farms Week, McDowell County along with other County Centers across the …

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Get Cooking With EFNEP!

Are you looking for easy, quick, healthy recipes for your family? How about nutritious snacks for the kids? Would …

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2021 New Year's Resolutions

The top resolutions for each year are almost always the same, every New Year. People want to lose weight, …

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