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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.

Backyard Fruit Production

Do you hope for that opportunity of walking out in the back yard and picking home grown fruit from …

Snacks and Money

School is back in session. Life with children has resumed its hectic schedule. Adults are rushing to keep up …

January Is Radon Awareness Month

As the turning of the seasons brings colder weather to North Carolina and families close windows to keep warm, …

Cover photo for 2015 Appalachian Farm School

2015 Appalachian Farm School

2015 Appalachian Farm School registration now open for WNC farmers CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Registration is now open for the 2015 Appalachian …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

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Your Baby and You, Months 7-9

This publication discusses healthy eating during your third trimester of pregnancy.

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Your Baby and You, Months 1-3

This publication discusses healthy eating during your first trimester of pregnancy.

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Your Baby and You, Months 4-6

This publication discusses healthy eating during your second trimester of pregnancy.

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Active Aging: Making the Most Out of Life

This brief publication is intended to give you research-based information about positive possibilities for the …

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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. …

4/3/19

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