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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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Make-Ahead Meals Class

Is one of your New Year’s goals to eat healthier or eat out less? Ensure you and your family …

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Welcome to Medicare

Are you overwhelmed with Medicare questions? Are you unsure of where to begin? N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center …

Whole cooked turkey on platter with greens

Holiday Food Safety Hints 

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? If you are like me there are probably dozens of items left …

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Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of …

Brunswick Stew Cook off

Brunswick Stew Cook-Off

Brunswick stew was Currituck County’s fall favorite. If you have a killer family recipe, consider entering it in the …

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Handmade and Homegrown Contest

Did you create, bake, grow, or preserve something awesome this year? Show it off at our Handmade and Homegrown …

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Packing Healthy School Lunches

Back to school season is here and it’s time to start thinking about school lunch. School lunches are designed …

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Fall Self-Care Series

As we begin to work back towards our normal fall routines of school and work, let us not forget …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Protecting Young Children in the Home

This publication helps parents protect young children from accidents and injuries in the home.

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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 …

HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

10/6/21