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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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Heart Health Awareness

February is Heart Health Awareness Month. To highlight the importance of heart health, this article features a recipe from …

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Warm Up with Winter Beverages

There have been more and more specialty coffee shops popping up everywhere. And while the beverages are tasty and …

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Wear Red Day

February makes us think of the color red – red hearts for Valentine’s Day and National Wear Red Day. National …

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Set Short-Term Goals

Are you still working on your New Year’s resolution?? Or have you given up on that plan. It is …

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Food Safety During Power Outages

It’s winter storm season! A storm can cause damage to your home, and loss of electricity, gas, and water. During a power …

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Healthier Tomorrow

Eating a healthy diet and exercising often can help control or delay health issues associated with aging, like high …

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Be Prepared

During this time of year, we often have a lot of colder, in climate weather that we need to …

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Thanksgiving Planned-Overs

Chances are that you have containers filled with leftovers in your refrigerator. A large gathering with friends and family …

Low Cost Holiday Meal Tips

With rising grocery store prices, we want to give you some suggestions to save money this year on your …

Freezer Meals

Preparing meals ahead of time and freezing them will save you some much time and headache on those busy …

Weekday Meal Planning

Summer break is winding down and school will be here soon! It’s time to get back to the regular …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

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4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

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

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

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Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

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Venison Donation Programs

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Gleaning

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