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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.

Curried Chicken Salad

Looking for a fresh main dish? This easy to make chicken salad will keep your kids busy while preparing, …

Nutrition Matters for July 2020

Self-isolation has become a reality for Americans as the impact of the coronavirus on our country is more pronounced. …

Nutrition Matters - April 2020

Protect Yourself From Coronavirus Disease 2020 (COVID-19) Know How It Spreads: The best way to prevent illness is to avoid …

Nutrition Matters - March

March is National Nutrition Month: In honor of National Nutrition Month, join me in adopting healthier eating habits, which …

Nutrition Matters - December 2019

PORTION CONTROL & OVEREATING: The holiday season is quickly approaching! Gatherings with family and friends are often filled with laughter, …

Nutrition Matters - November 2019

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Greene County will host the 2019 Third Annual Community Diabetes Walk. The Third Annual Greene …

Cover photo for 2019 Community Walk

2019 Community Walk

Please come and participate in the Third Annual Greene County Community Diabetes Walk on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, from …

Nutrition Matters - October 2019

Many households depend on the monthly food supplement to help expand their grocery budget and purchase healthier foods. N.C. …

Nutrition Matters - September

Farmers Markets: Bringing the Farm to Table: Using all of the unique food finds after a trip to the …

Nutrition Matters - August 2019

Family & Consumer Sciences, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Greene County August is a big month to recognize nutrition for youth health. …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

2 weeks ago
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. …

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 …