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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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Is That Meat Really Hormone-Free?

One food misconception is that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Though hard to believe, quite a few Americans …

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating: Savor the Flavor

The concept of mindful living means paying attention to the events, activities and thoughts that make up your daily …

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Local Food List Now Available

This list of local food sources is being put together by Cooperative Extension offices across the state. The lists …

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Time for Strawberries!

Along with spring showers, April brings ripe, red strawberries to market. While fresh strawberries are available year-round, nothing beats …

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NC Restaurants Feeding Kids Initiative

Are you a restaurant, catering company or food-service operation interested in helping feed kids in need during COVID-19 school closures? …

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Cooking From Your Kitchen Pantry

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread and the US public health officials suddenly asking us to practice social …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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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 …

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 …

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.)

This publication discusses growing and harvesting bloodroot, a spring wildflower used to produce natural red, …

Commercial Goldenseal Cultivation

This factsheet covers commercial goldenseal production in North Carolina, a highly valued medicinal herb which …

Helping Children Cope with Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

4/15/20

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

COVID-19 General Guidance for Retail Food Environments

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

4/6/20