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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.

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Plants Do That . . . Inside

“When plants are around, students are just smarter and pay more attention,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. This information …

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FSMA Produce Safety Training

This one-day training course on the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) standardized curriculum is for produce growers. This course meets the regulatory requirements …

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Yoga With Goats

Yoga Programs: Classes every Saturday and Sunday! Hux Family Farm 1923 Shaw Rd, Durham, NC 27704 Instructors will lead you through a …

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NC Safe Plates

Please read below to learn more about Safe Plates. View information about upcoming Safe Plates classes. A Certification Course for …

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NCSU Research Study - Kitchen Practices

NCSU will be performing a research study starting October 31st and continuing through November 9th. The researchers will be studying participants’ kitchen …

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 …

5 days agoLocal Foods

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

trimming local green beans

Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

2/5/19Local Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

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

1/29/19Local 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? …

12/5/18
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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
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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 …

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 …