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Nutrition Matters: October 2021

Part 1: Finding Your Recipes and Preparing Your Kitchen: The holiday season is approaching! You may be planning an …

Nutrition Matters - August 2021

Recipe for Chilled Cantaloupe Soup: Everyone loves fruit during the hot summer months. While we traditionally cut fruit up …

Nutrition Matters - July 2021

Blueberries are still in season in North Carolina! Get them while they’re locally grown, fresh and low cost. Support …

Extension Needs Assessment

Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is conducting a statewide program needs assessment to determine …

Nutrition Matters - April 2021

Spring Is the Perfect Time to Take Your Workout Outdoors: When the weather thaws, the plants bloom and the …

March Is Living Well Month

March Is Living Well Month Please click on the Social Media Post below to see information: Social Media …

Nutrition Matters - December 2020

Attending a Gathering: Make your celebration safer. In addition to following the steps that everyone can take to make the …

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. …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

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Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

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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 …

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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. …