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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

Whole Grain Strawberry Pancakes…Yum! For the entire month of April, EFNEP is celebrating strawberries. Come visit our site every Wednesday …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Green Chicken Wrap There’s a whole lot of goodness in this wrap. Filled with chicken, avocado, and spinach this wrap …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Shamrocks and Gold Smoothie The Shamrock Shake is a seasonal green mint-flavored milkshake dessert sold at some restaurants during March to celebrate St. Patrick’s …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Spaghetti and Spinach Pesto This pesto spaghetti dish is made with spinach for a unique spin on a classic. It …

Whip It Up Wednesday...

OVEN FRIED CHICKEN No greasy mess to clean up with this chicken! Yes! Chicken provides under-consumed vitamins and minerals and can …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Mango Shake Have a fruity and frosty treat! Banana, mango, and milk are blended together to make this delicious drink. …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Crunch Berry Parfait As Vance & Warren Counties Cooperative Extension collaborates to “Unwind your Mind” beginning in the month of …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken Better than take-out…it’s finger-licking good! Bring the flavor of both sweet and spicy from the oven to …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Carrot Oatmeal Cookie Don’t forget to NOT OVERBAKE. It’s one of the main tricks for the perfect carrot oatmeal cookie. For this …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Savory Oatmeal with Egg Breakfast will never be the same. January is Oatmeal Month! Oats are such a great ingredient to …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Quiche with a Self-Forming Crust A quick, nourishing, and satisfying meal that can be eaten warm, room temperature, or even …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Graham Cracker crumbs are rich in B vitamins and dietary fiber. They are a much better way …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs Skewers of tender juicy chicken and fresh colorful vegetables are all-time favorable because they are delicious, …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Slow-Cooker Saucy Chicken Honey contains countless medicinal properties which can boost your immune system if used in the long run. …

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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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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20
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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

9/23/20
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At Your Door Step: A Family Factsheet on Outdoor Play and Learning

Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and …

7/29/20