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Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that address public health issues, improve economic well-being, and help people make healthier, better-informed decisions. Programs range from local foods, food safety, and food preservation to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Cooking 101: Become an "Egg"-cellent Cook

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Randolph County Center Cost: $5 Register online! Pre-registration and pre-payment …

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"Raining" in Mosquitoes

Recent heavy rains and flooding across many areas of the state will create many breeding areas for mosquitoes. While …

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Home Food Preservation Workshops

The old ritual of spring-cleaning always included getting the kitchens scrupulously clean in preparation for the canning season. This …

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Culinary Transitions

September is such a beautiful transition month. It is still summer, but there are hints of fall in the …

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See if You Are Getting Enough C

This year’s flu season has already made a deadly impact across the United States. Regardless if you had the …

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Are You Truly Going on a Diet?

Many Americans have a tendency to put on a “few” pounds over the holidays and resolve themselves to indulging …

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Ah, it’s Autumn

It’s officially Fall! I love when the leaves begin to change colors, revealing rich shades of auburn, rust and …

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Not Just Rabbit Food

Finally! The days are longer and the weather is beginning to warm up! Spring is right around the corner. …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

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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 …

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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 …

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

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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 …

9/25/18Local Foods

A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …

8/24/18

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

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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 …

7/20/18Local Foods