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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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4-H Cooking Up Confidence

Figure out what caused the Ice Cream Explosion, and solve other mysteries during the Cooking Up Confidence workshop. You’ll …

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Youth Strawberry Freezer Jam Online Event

Youth Strawberry Freezer Jam – Come “Jam” with us!!! Presented by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth and Richmond County Centers Home Food …

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Canner Lid Testing

Spring is here and canning is just around the corner! Canners need to be tested every year before canning season …

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Farm City Photo Contest Winners

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center has announced their Farm City Photo Contest winners. The winning photographs will …

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The Grow Box

A program of Garden fun for your family delivered to your door from North Carolina 4-H and the JC …

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What's in Season: August

Check out Sarah Lackey as she tells us what fruit is in season in North Carolina this August! What’s in …

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What's in Season: July

Find out what’s in season in NC this July and a recipe that uses a lot of in-season vegetables! What’s …

Farmers Market Salsa!

Try this recipe for fresh salsa that is perfect to try right now! Farmers Market …

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Making Healthier Choices!

How to make healthier choices when eating out or cooking at home! Making Healthier …

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What's in Season? June in NC

What’s in Season during June in North Carolina? Check out our new series where Sarah talks about fruits or vegetables …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21
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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

6/15/21Household Pests
Searching for ripe tomatoes.

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

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …