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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.

Blessing Box

Blessing Box in Engelhard

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Hyde County reached out to the Engelhard Christian Church last year with the idea of building …

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Savory Winter Squash Recipe

Summer has come to an end, even if the temperature doesn’t quite agree yet! With your summer gardens finishing …

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 …

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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 …

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
A gleaning event

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