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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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In Defense of the White Potato

Lately, the white potato has been getting a bad rap. To defend this starchy vegetable, it helps to examine …

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Med Instead of Meds

The Mediterranean diet received best overall diet and best heart-healthy diet in the 2019 US News & World Report rankings. If you are …

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6 Tips for Gut Health

If you have digestive issues, you’re not alone. Around one-third of the population lives with digestive problems, many without …

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Safe Plates Offered in May 2019

NC Safe Plates is a new Food Safety Manager Certification Course developed by NC State University and an alternative …

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Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere

Just like leaf peeping and sipping apple cider, carving and eating pumpkins contribute to the excitement of autumn. Now …

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Apples!

Apples are one of the most popular fruits grown in the Western region of North Carolina, with over 200 …

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Mold Testing

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This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

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Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens and Other Household Textiles

This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.

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Heat Stress Disorders

This publication offers safety tips and first aid procedures to prevent and treat heat stress …

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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 …

5/23/19Local Foods