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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 …

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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, …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

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Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

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

10/21/20

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 …

10/14/20
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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

9/23/20
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At Your Door Step: A Family Factsheet on Outdoor Play and Learning

Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and …

7/29/20