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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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Free EFNEP Online Classes

The First 20 Participants will receive $15 Local Farmers Market Coupons! Sign-up for free online EFNEP classes! At your own pace …

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Faithful Families - Thriving Communities

Is your faith-based organization planning to add community outreach? Or does your faith-based organization need a free, structured program? Faithful Families is …

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The Big Give Event!

Mills River Farmers Market is partnering with with Interfaith Assistance Ministries to host THE BIG GIVE this weekend! Fresh produce …

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Welcome Back!

Our office is now open to the public again! To help maintain social distancing, only 3 visitors will be …

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Count on Me NC

Here in North Carolina, we are preparing to enter Phase 2 of relaxed restrictions. Part of this is equipping …

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Thank You, Volunteers!

We’d like to say a very special thank you to all of our amazing volunteers. We miss …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

1/6/21
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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

1/6/21

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

11/11/20For Safety's Sake
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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? …

10/21/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20
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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

9/23/20
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At Your Door Step: A Family Factsheet on Outdoor Play and Learning

Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and …

7/29/20