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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

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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Whip It Up Wednesday

Fish Tacos Fish is a high-protein, low-fat food that provides a range of health benefits. White-fleshed fish is lower in …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Skillet Spaghetti SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. Make the decision to improve your health through nutrition and exercise. The Expanded …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Tortilla Cups with Eggs Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. The phrase, “you are what you eat” …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Cucumber Strawberry Salsa A refreshing summertime salsa made with fresh cucumbers, strawberries, onion, and jalapeno pepper and a hint of …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Strawberries with Cinnamon Sauce Try this light and simply delicious snack made with strawberries and cinnamon. Cinnamon may improve some key …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Chocolate Beet Snack Cake For today’s edition of Whip It Up Wednesday, Nitasha is sharing her recipe for Chocolate Beet …

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Whip It Up Wednesday Recipe

For today’s edition of Whip It Up Wednesday, I’m sharing my recipe for Banana Berry Smooth Serve. Banana Berry Soft …

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Chopped Challenge "4-H Edition"

Vance and Warren County 4-H Programs are hosting our first 4-H Edition Chopped Challenge! There is NO registration fee …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

1/6/21
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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 …

1/6/21

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

11/11/20For Safety's Sake

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

11/11/20For Safety's Sake
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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? …

10/21/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

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