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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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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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Currituck Fall Fair Recap

This fall many of our traditional face to face community gatherings were cancelled or postponed as we learned how …

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Community Survey

So much has changed in 2020. North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Currituck County has worked diligently this year to …

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Fall Cooking Class Series 

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is holding a Live online fall cooking class. All classes will be hosted …

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Sweet Potato or Yam

Some people use the terms “sweet potato” and “yam” interchangeably when preparing meals. However, they are not related; they …

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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 …

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 …

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21
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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 …

6/15/21Household Pests
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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 …

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. …

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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 …