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Health & Nutrition

Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that address public health issues, improve economic well-being, and help people make healthier, better-informed decisions. Programs range from local foods, food safety, and food preservation to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Smokies Ski Walking School

Summer is slowly coming to end, so now is the time to start a hiking program for yourself because …

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StarGirls Camp

On the ride home from a conference in Raleigh, Heather Gordon, the Jackson County 4-H agent, and I discussed …

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Is Your Canning Equipment Ready?

Planning ahead can save you time, money and frustration with home canning. Using reliable, safe and proper equipment will …

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Just Breathe

Sounds simple. Are you breathing properly to promote better health? Experts agree that practicing regular, mindful belly breathing can …

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Spring Ski Walking School

Spring is here, time to ski walk! If you can’t Nordic ski due to the lack of snow, try …

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Adding Value to Our Lives

It’s that time of year when we might feel pressure to start making resolutions. Most of us already realize …

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The Merry Cranberry

During the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, cranberries are often found in stuffing, dressing, relishes, and of course, cranberry sauce. …

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"Where Is the Snow?" They Ask

“Where is the snow?” is probably the most frequent question we are asked during our weekly ski walking program. …

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Beet-Iful Roots

Ruby Queen and Redpack are the most commonly grown varieties in North Carolina. Ruby Queen produces a smooth, round …

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Smokies Ski Walking School

We are fortunate to have mountains to look at everyday, that provide us the opportunity to condition ourselves with their well …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

3 days ago

Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

1/25/18Local Foods

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

1/10/18Local Foods

Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

1/10/18Local Foods

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

11/16/17Local Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

11/16/17Local Foods

Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

11/16/17Local Foods