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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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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Fruits Should Be A Part Of Your Day Evidence shows there are significant health benefits to getting at least 5 …

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Whip It Up Wednesday Recipe

Summer is in full swing, and so are many of the local farmers markets! Farmer markets are a great …

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In the Cards

As unemployment surged in North Carolina this spring during the COVID-19 pandemic, so did the demand for food from …

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Whip It Up Wednesday Recipe

Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the Vegetable Group. Vegetables may be raw or …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Eating lean protein is an important section of MyPlate. You may already know that muscles are made up of …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day, providing sustenance and energy for whatever activities lay ahead. Think …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Did you know, potatoes have more potassium than a banana? With just 160 calories, one medium, skin-on potato provides …

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