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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.

Shop Your Pantry

Shop Your Pantry Basics

While the linked video was made in relation to individuals in recovery of substance abuse, the concept of Shop …

Protein balls, ready for cooling

No-Bake Protein Balls

Looking for a simple, quick, and delicious snack recipe that will help satiate your hunger between meals, in a …

Strawberry fruit leathers taste test

Strawberry Fruit Leather

If you have been safely enjoying the outdoors and acquired a bounty of fresh strawberries, maybe you are now …

Cover photo for Garden Yoga With Miss CatieJo

Garden Yoga With Miss CatieJo

Need a brain break while adjusting to your new routine? Check out our first FCS video of Garden Yoga with …

Cover photo for Hyde County Cookbook - Updated

Hyde County Cookbook - Updated

LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT YOUR RECIPES!! Send in those recipes by Jan. 31, 2020, in order to have them included …

Cover photo for Breakfast Foods Cooking Class

Breakfast Foods Cooking Class

Breakfast Foods Cooking Class It’s the holiday season, and we all want to stay on a healthier track, right? Well, …

Cover photo for Fresh Applesauce Class

Fresh Applesauce Class

Have you ever considered what else you can use apples for other than a fresh snack or apple pie? …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Football field.

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 …

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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 …

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 …

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

8/13/20For Safety's Sake