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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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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. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

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 …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

10/1/19

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

9/26/19

Insect Repellent Products

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

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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 …