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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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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 …

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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 …

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Herbed Popcorn & Pretzel Mix

Join EFNEP Program Assistant Sarah Lackey as she takes us through a quick and easy snack recipe for a …

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The Food Danger Zone

Stay out of the Danger Zone! Learn about the temperatures needed to keep food safe! The Danger Zone Stay out of …

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How to Safely Prepare Meats

Let raw chicken meat it’s maker, you! Safely handling raw meats with EFNEP Program Assistant Sarah …

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How to Chop an Onion

Join EFNEP Program Assistant Sarah Lackey as she shows you the correct way(s) to chop an onion! How to Chop …

How to Chop an Apple

Ever wondered what the best way to chop up an apple is? Take a look at this short video …

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Radical Roots: Sweetpotatoes

Often referred to as the “Orange Superfood”, the sweetpotato is an integral part of the American diet. From casseroles …

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2020 Forsyth 4-H Plant Sale

Forsyth County 4-H is taking orders for their annual Plant Sale, now through February 14, 2020. Plants will be …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Helping Children Cope With Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

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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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …