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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.

Hydration in the garden

Signs of Heat Exhaustion

It’s acutely hot outside during the month of July and not something to be trifled with. I was reminded …

Plant It Forward

Donate Your Extra Produce

Share your garden harvest on Saturdays for those in need. “Plant It Forward” as summer vegetables are getting ripe for …

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Preserve-a-Long Mini Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Carteret and Craven Counties present “Preserve-a-Long Mini Series.” Join us for an educational and interactive “preserve-a-long” …

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Celebrate the Holidays Safetly

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services developed a new flyer to promote holiday safety in regards to …

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Fig Time in NC!

If you have never tasted fresh figs, then you are missing out on one of the south’s greatest fruit …

Cover photo for Holiday Food Safety Class

Holiday Food Safety Class

This year, your holiday food gatherings may look a little different. However, let’s make sure food safety is not …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21
Enlargement of mottled color adult moth with wings folded

Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

6/15/21Household Pests
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 …