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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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Food Secure Holiday

With Christmas quickly approaching, many of us are trying to finalize gifts we planned to purchase for our loved …

Janice Fields demonstrating knife skills

A Thankful Farewell

I recently read an email on how a thankful attitude not only sets a positive tone for your day …

Sign saying "Locally Grown in Robeson County"

The Deer and the Turkey

The next holiday our nation will celebrate will be Thanksgiving, and I hear many, many folks remark that this …

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It's Not Just About Us

There seem to be so many things lately that just make me scratch my head and wonder. Social media …

Mother and baby exercising

A New Look at a Healthier Future

Did you know that September is National Childhood Obesity Month? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

sugar in a wooden spoon

Not So Sweet Sugar

Everyone has their sweet kryptonite whether it be soft drinks, cake, milkshakes, that cold glass of lemonade on a …

A road sign outside of elementary school reminding people to drive slowly.

Back to School Stress

The summer is almost over and that can mean only one thing for Robeson County youth. That’s right, back …

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News From the Market

School will soon be out, and right around the corner, summer 2019 will be officially starting. Hopefully, our schedules …

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Applying the Pressure

Have you ever noticed that each month is associated with something to be celebrated, or a topic intended to …

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Freezing Spring Produce

Are you having trouble keeping up with all of the wonderful spring produce that is available right now? You …

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Living Mindfully

Have you ever arrived at work and did not remember the drive? Have you ever gobbled down a meal …

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Eat Healthy When Life Gets Busy

When our everyday lives get busy with work, school, and home life, making great food choices sometimes gets put …

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Food Safety Hits the Farm

Foodborne illnesses cost the USA more than $15 billion a year, according to the latest United States Department of …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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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. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

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 …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

10/1/19

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

9/26/19

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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 …