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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 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 …

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Online Horticulture Camp

FREE and ONLINE NC State University Horticulture Camp High-School Aged Youth Love wandering around gardens? Marveling over plants in the nursery? Eating blistered shishito …

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 …

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NC 4-H Summer Camp Out

A FREE virtual camping experience open to everyone! A brand new virtual camping experience for youth ages 5 through 12+ including …

Bulk Buying Tips for Poultry

Bulk buying is not a new way of buying; however, due to the change in the food supply chain, …

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Kudos to Our Sew What? Club!

Nash County 4-H sews, provides PPE to help fight COVID-19 Nash County 4-Hers have banded together in collaborative efforts to …

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Homemade Hand Sanitizer

The big topic of discussion at this time is COVID-19. We live in an age of technology and a …

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Face Mask - Making Your Own

Nash County 4-H Shows You How To Make a Mask Mask Making 101 with Jane Tyson, Sew What? 4-H Club Leader Sewing …

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Handwashing - Best Practices

CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Helping Children Cope With Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

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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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …