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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.

Abbigail Rose

Currituck County Intern

NC State Extension announced that Abby Rose is completing an Extension internship this summer with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, …

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Seafood Cook Along 

As the summer progresses do you find yourself craving more and more local seafood? But are you burnt out …

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Mental Health Pop-Up Series 

May is Mental Health month and N.C. Cooperative Extension wants to help you take care of your mental health. …

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Herbs and Spices Cook Along 

Are you ready to get back in the Extension Kitchen? Well, we are ready to welcome you back! Join …

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2021 Virtual Women’s Health Fair 

May 9–15 is National Women’s Health Week. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Pasquotank County is hosting a Virtual Women’s Health …

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How to Reduce Your Kitchen Waste

Earth Day is April 22 and N.C. Cooperative Extension is celebrating by providing a series of earth day workshops. …

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6-Week Virtual Yoga Series 

Would you like to relax, stretch, and win some cool prizes? Join us for our FREE 6-week virtual yoga …

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Pizza Pizazz

Calling all Young Chefs ages 11-18! Pizza is considered America’s favorite food and chances are it is one of …

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It’s Your Heart; Take Care of It!

Friday, February 5 is “National Wear Red Day” in support of Women’s Heart Health. Cardiovascular disease is the No. …

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Live Monthly Food Demos! 

Do you love learning new recipes and cooking techniques? Would you like to try new vegetables and really enjoy …

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Virtual Wecome to Medicare

Are you overwhelmed with Medicare questions and don’t know where to begin? Mark your calendars for an online “Welcome …

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Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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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 …

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

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

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