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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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 Healthy Snacks

Snacking has become a way of life for children and adults. Many common snack foods are high in fat, …

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Yogurt Banana Bread

As I sit here looking at my fruit bowl I am relieved my bananas are getting a little over …

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New Extension Resources

While the gathering restrictions associated with COVID-19 may have put a damper on face to face Cooperative Extension programming, …

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Fall Family Fun Virtual Fair

The year 2020 has been full of disappointment for many. Most recently it was announced that even the North …

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Virtual Welcome 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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Unsolicited Seed Shipments

You may have recently seen news reports of people all across the country receiving unsolicited seed packages from China. …

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Extension Summer Pop-Up Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is cooking up tons of free, virtual fun this summer that highlights local …

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Cancelled-Mission: Connection

*This class has been cancelled* Have you been missing experiences and human interaction? Well, North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Currituck …

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Live Update

**UPDATE: As we work to transition back into more interactive programming, we will reduce the Live from Currituck Extension …

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Currituck Mask Makers

One day we will look back and remember the 2020 pandemic that shut down the world. Things changed for …

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Operational Update

With the lifting of the stay at home order and initiation of Phase 2 COVID-19 restrictions in North Carolina, …

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2020 Virtual Home Canning Series 

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is holding a series of FREE virtual home canning classes from Noon–1 p.m. …

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Kids in the Kitchen 

Protection For FUN In The Sun As the weather gets warmer, we are all beginning to get a little stir …

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Extension FAQs

What is that bug in my garden? Do I really have to use margarine in that recipe or is …

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Meat Supply Facts

You have likely seen much on the news and floating around social media in regards to potential meat shortages …

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Resources for Reopening

As Currituck prepares to welcome non-resident property owners and subsequently, visitors back into our Outer Banks communities, it is …

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Spring Greens 

Searching for new vegetables to prepare for dinner? Look no further, a fresh spring recipe is here. Greens are …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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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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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 …

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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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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 …

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

8/13/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

8/13/20For Safety's Sake