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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.

Nutrition Matters - April 2019

Mindful Eating and Portion Control: Do you remember what you ate for breakfast? How about last night’s dinner? Eating …

Nutrition Matters - March 2019

March is National Sleep Awareness Month. During this month most of the country will move the clocks forward for …

Nutrition Matters - December 2018

The holiday season brings thoughts of family, friends, fun and food. However, each year millions of Americans struggle to …

Nutrition Matters- Diabetes Topic

Nutrition Matters: Shelina Bonner, Agent Family & Consumer Sciences, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Greene County Center November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Diabetes …

Nutrition Matters - November 2018

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Diabetes can lead to a wide variety of health complications, including heart disease, …

Nutrition Matters for September

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

Nutrition Matters

Nutrition Matters Shelina Bonner, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Greene County Cooperative Extension April 27, 2017 Posted Date: April 27, 2017 May is …

Cover photo for February Is Heart Month

February Is Heart Month

Nutrition Matters Shelina Bonner, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Greene County Cooperative Extension We are, already about to be in the second …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

4/3/19

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

3/27/19Local Foods

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

trimming local green beans

Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

2/5/19Local Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

1/29/19Local Foods
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? …

12/5/18
produce at farmers market

Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
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 …