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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 - 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. …

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 …

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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 …

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Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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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 …