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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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Cooking Up a Mystery

Dinner and a movie, well this is your chance to play the role of a detective and see if …

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Homemade Holiday

The 2019 Homemade Holiday Program will be held Friday, November 1, 2019, at 6 p.m. The program will be …

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Extension Connections Newsletter

Hot off the press . . . Winter 2019 Extension Connections Newsletter – see link below. Extension Connections 4th Qtr …

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Empowering Youth and Families Program

PROGRAM DATES September 9 through November 18, 2019 Registration deadline is Tuesday, September 6, 2019 Join us on a 10-week journey to …

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Keep an Eye Out for Spotted Lanternfly

Keep an Eye Out for Spotted Lanternfly This Summer The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Industry Division is asking travelers …

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Freezer Meal Workshop

September 10th The number one reason people give for not fixing meals at home is they do not have enough time. …

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Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

Grow. Cook. Eat. Application opens is Monday, June 3, 2019 Application deadline is Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Interview date is Friday, August …

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Be a Farmers Market Ambassador?

Interested in Becoming a Market Ambassador? Nash County Farmers Market is seeking volunteer seasonal Farmers Market Ambassadors to join our …

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Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

Grow. Cook. Eat. Now taking applications Anyone interested in cooking, nutrition, food safety, or food systems can apply. The NC State Extension …

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MED Instead of MEDS

7 Simple Steps Series begins Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 Are you interested in learning more about eating the Mediterranean way? The …

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Growing Agritourism in Nash County

Are you interested in learning how to start an agritourism business? There are a vast array of farm experiences and …

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Cooking Under Pressure

Do you have an electric pressure cooker or plan to get one and are not sure how to use …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

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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 …

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 …