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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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May Is Med Month

The weather is warm, gardens are growing, and Med Month is in full swing! May is national Mediterranean Diet …

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Encouraging Picky Eaters

It’s not uncommon to meet a parent who says their child is a bit of a picky eater. It’s …

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Goal Setting (Living Well Month)

This week for Living Well Month, we are focusing on goal setting. Goal setting gives your life direction whether …

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March is Living Well Month

March is not only the start of spring, but it’s also Living Well Month! This month we are focusing …

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Factors That Affect Sourdough

Making bread is a craft that dates back to ancient times and has been a staple for many cultures. …

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FCS Potential

Curious what Family & Consumer Science programming can do for the community? See the pdf below to find out. …

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Sourdough 101 Workshop

Join us on Saturday, March 23rd, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Randolph County to learn the basics …

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Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Month which is a great time to focus on ways to be more heart healthy. Many …

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Easter Egg Safety

For many families, an Easter Day celebration just would not be complete without the traditional Easter egg hunt. Preparing …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

4/3/24Local Foods
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4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

4/3/24Local Foods
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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

4/3/24Local Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

4/3/24Local Foods
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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

4/3/24Local Foods
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Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

4/3/24Local Foods
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Gleaning

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

4/3/24Local Foods
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Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

4/3/24Local Foods