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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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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 …

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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 …

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2018 EYFP Enrollment Open! Sign Up Today!

Empowering Youth & Families Program The Empowering Youth and Families Program (EYFP) is currently enrolling families through the N.C. Cooperative …

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"Raining" in Mosquitoes

Recent heavy rains and flooding across many areas of the state will create many breeding areas for mosquitoes. While …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

COVID-19 General Guidance for Retail Food Environments

This factsheet offers guidance for retail establishments during a viral respiratory outbreak, like the coronavirus …

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COVID-19 and Other Viral Respiratory Illnesses: Preventative Measures

This factsheet offers practical guidelines for keeping yourself healthy during a viral respiratory outbreak like …

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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 …

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Building Bones for a Lifetime: Diet and Osteoporosis

This booklet will help you determine if you are at risk for osteoporosis, and will …

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A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …

2 weeks ago
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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 …

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

2/19/20

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

2/12/20For Safety's Sake