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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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Carteret County Food Resources

During this time of uncertainty, some people may need to utilize different food resources that they’ve never had to …

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Stress Relief Resources

Due to the uncertainty of the world right now, our work and home lives may feel more stressful and/or …

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Safely Prep Your Holiday Pies

It’s not a holiday meal without some sort of pie. Every family member has their favorite, but so do …

Hemp License Still Required

1/15/2019 – The new 2018 Farm Bill does NOT change the requirement for NC hemp growers to have a …

Youth participating in a STEM team building project with a focus on healthy living and electronic building.

What Is Carteret 4-H?

“Isn’t 4-H just chickens and cows?” “I remember when I was in 4-H we showed rabbits.” “Isn’t that a farm kid’s …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Helping Children Cope With Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

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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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …