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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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Fall Walking Challenge

As the weather turns cooler, and the leaves begin to change, grab your walking shoes, your family, a pet, …

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Farm to Fork

Introducing Fork to Farmer in Nash County Supporting Local Chefs and Local Farmers Watch the video The local food movement is transforming …

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Farmers Market - Open Saturdays

1006 Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount Market Hours SATURDAYS from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Reach out to vendors to pre-order! Concession stand …

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Cooking Up the Season - Eggplant

Eggplant is the vegetable highlighted in this episode of Cooking Up The Season. Eggplant is a summer vegetable found …

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Okra - Cooking Up the Season

Okra is one of my favorite summer vegetables. It is fat-free, very low in sodium, cholesterol-free, and low in …

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Cooking Up the Season - Blueberries

The seventh video in the Cooking Up the Season mini-series highlights blueberries. Blueberry season for our area is mid-May …

zucchini snip

Cooking Up the Season - Zucchini

This episode of Cooking Up The Season focused on zucchini. Zucchini is in season in North Carolina during the …

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No Seeds, No Problem

No Seeds, No Problem: Growing Vegetables From Scraps Some people like gardening because it is peaceful. Others enjoy harvesting their own …

Turnip greens

Cooking Up the Season

I hope you are all doing well and are able to get outside to enjoy this beautiful weather. I am …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

8/13/20For Safety's Sake