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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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Happy National Avocado Day!

July 31 is National Avocado Day. Avocados are a good source of healthful (monounsaturated) fat and potassium. Mono and …

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Fall Into Fitness

Research shows that seasons can have a direct effect on your physical activity. For many people, staying active and remaining …

Aging With Gusto Conference

NC Cooperative Extension Centers in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Tyrrell County invite you to …

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"It's Meal Time, Not Phone Time"

“It’s Meal Time, Not Phone Time” June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August 3rd and 10th Find Tips and Hints to Save …

Food and Nutrition Classes Offered

Pasquotank County Cooperative Extension will be offering 4 Food and Nutrition Classes beginning in June. Cook Smart, Eat Smart …

Nov 2 National Deviled Egg Day

Deviled Egg Make-over Here in the South, we are famous for one of the most delicious egg dishes ever created …

Prevent Medicare Fruad

Senior Medicare Protrol: Prevent Medicare Fruad Cllick link below for next session Senior Medicare Protrol …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

2 weeks ago

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

3/27/19Local Foods

Care and Planting of Ginseng Seed and Roots

This factsheet covers propagating (by seed and by transplant) ginseng, which requires a period of …

trimming local green beans

Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

2/5/19Local Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

1/29/19Local Foods
A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

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

12/5/18
produce at farmers market

Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

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 …