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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.

delicata squash

What to Do With Delicata Squash?

Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and self-proclaimed “food fan” Eric Stafford for this 17 minute video demonstrating a bisque …

Bok Choy Salad

What to Do With Bok Choy?

Ever seen Bok Choy at a market and wondered what people do with it? Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure …

Mexican Green Beans

How to Jazz Up Your Green Beans

Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and self-proclaimed “Food Fan” Eric Stafford in this 16-minute video to learn how to …

bruschetta

Make Easy Dips With Seasonal Tomatoes

Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and self-proclaimed “food fan” Eric Stafford in this 21-minute video as they use vine-ripened …

Cover photo for Saving Milk

Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

Crispy Corn Fritters

How to Cook Crispy Corn Fritters

Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and self-proclaimed “food fan” Eric Stafford as they cook up what is basically a …

Ratatouille Grits

How to Cook Ratatouille Grits

Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and self-proclaimed “food fan” Eric Stafford for this 28-minute video as they gather up …

canned tomatoes

How to Can Tomatoes

Learn how to can tomatoes by joining Extension Agent Margie Mansure and Caldwell County Information Technician Eric Stafford in …

canned green beans

How to Can Green Beans

Learn how to can green beans by joining Extension Agent Margie Mansure and Caldwell County Information Technician Eric Stafford …

sauerkraut and sausage

How to Make Sauerkraut

Join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and Caldwell County’s Public Information Technician Eric Stafford as they process cabbage to make …

Edible weeds for salad

Foraging for Backyard Edibles

Check out the NC State Extension Homegrown Video Series for information you can trust from In the Kitchen, In the Garden, …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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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 …

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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. …

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 …