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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 …

EFNEP Educator

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, …

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Maintain, Don't Gain This Holiday Season

The Eat Smart, Move More Holiday Challenge is underway! Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides …

Organic Lawn Care

New Organic Lawn Care Guide

We have posted a new “Organic Lawn Care Guide” publication. Natural or “organic” methods of lawn care can provide …

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Health Coverage Enrollment Event

There will be health coverage enrollment assistance available for FREE on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 5 to 7 p.m. …

4-H ornament

McDowell 4-H Ornament Event

Hey!!! McDowell County 4-H needs your help. Our Christmas tree is looking awfully bare. We are calling on our …

Recent Publications related to Home & Family

Figure 1. Adult fungus gnat.

Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

2 days agoHousehold Pests
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Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

3 days agoUrban Waterways
Figure 1. Mosquito life cycle.

Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …

Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

11/11/20

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

Toilet Learning

This publication describes how to recognize a child's readiness for toilet learning and how parents …

11/4/20

Tips on Dealing With Stress

This publication offers tips on dealing with stress.