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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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Nutrition Matters: April 2022

Green Spring: What better way to celebrate than stepping into the spring season with some of our favorite green …

Nutrition Matters - March 2022

What’s in season in March? During the spring and summer North Carolina has a wide variety of seasonal produce …

Nutrition Matters: February 2022

Money Saving Strategies: What is your household currently doing to ensure you stay within budget? Start 2022 on the …

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 …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

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Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

4/20/22

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/1/22
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 …