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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 - 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. …

Nutrition Matters - July 2019

In Season Fresh Fruit and Vegetables: Summertime brings back memories of working in my grandma’s garden. We would gather …

Nutrition Matters - June 2019

June Is National Safety Month Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good …

Nutrition Matters - May 2019

Move With Heart During National High Blood Pressure Education Month: Hypertension or High Blood Pressure increases your risk of dangerous …

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. …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Mold Testing

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

10/1/19

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

9/26/19

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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 …