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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 Safety Matters

It is always alarming whenever we learn that one of our favorite snacks or meals has been removed from …

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Making a Plan to Save

How important is it for you to have a plan? Even better, what benefits do you receive from planning …

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It's That Time Again!

It’s time for fresh, locally grown vegetables! Most people who know me would say I am a city girl. …

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Benefits of a Family Dinner

Today, many American families have strayed away from eating family dinners together. Family dinners can be defined as coming …

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Not All Carbs Are Created Equal

Most of us love our carbs – aka breads, cookies, cakes, and french fries! Carbohydrates are also found in …

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Winter Worries Abated

I remember as a child how my grandmother would start getting anxious about Christmas as soon as Halloween came. …

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Milk Alternatives

People may not drink milk because they have an allergy, are lactose intolerant, or just do not like the …

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Disaster Preparedness

Are you prepared for a disaster? Visit Cooperative Extension’s site to learn what you need to do to be …

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Keeping It Simple and Fresh

I don’t know about you, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the abundance of locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables …

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"Drink" More Blueberries

July is National Blueberry Month! Did you know that North Carolina is the seventh largest blueberry growing state in …

Strawberries

It's Berry Picking Time Again!

I absolutely love springtime when plants in the garden are beginning to grow. I especially love when it’s time …

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