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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.

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

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

1/6/21
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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

1/6/21

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

11/11/20For Safety's Sake
A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

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

10/21/20

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 …

10/14/20
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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

9/23/20
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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 …

7/29/20