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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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Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

Grow. Cook. Eat. Application Opens is Monday, June 3, 2019 Application Deadline is Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Interview Date is Friday, August …

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Safe Plates Class

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Edgecombe County will be offering a Safe Plates Food Safety Certification Class, March 26–28, 2019. Successful …

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Cooking Under Pressure

Do you have an electric pressure cooker or plan to get one and are not sure how to use …

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Healthy for the Holidays

This program has been CANCELED. Stay tuned for future programs after the new year. For Holiday program offerings this year, …

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4-H This Fall

Check out our November 2018 newsletter – we have a lot of opportunities for you to get involved this …

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Home Canning Series

Edgecombe County Cooperative Extension will be hosting a summer home canning workshop series. Participants will learn how to safely …

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Strawberry Jam Workshop

Spring is just around the corner and it will not be long before we see fields of strawberries and …

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Plants Do That . . . Inside

“When plants are around, students are just smarter and pay more attention,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. This information …

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Let's Talk Turkey!

Most homes in the United States will be preparing turkey for holiday meals. Unfortunately, this traditional meat can also …

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
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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
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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? …

12/5/18
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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
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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 …