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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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Holiday Food Safety Hints

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? If you are like me there are probably dozens of items left …

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Fall Self-Care Series

As we begin to work back towards our normal fall routines of school and work, let us not forget …

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Seafood Cook Along

As the summer progresses do you find yourself craving more and more local seafood? But are you burnt out …

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Mental Health Pop-Up Series

May is Mental Health month and N.C. Cooperative Extension wants to help you take care of your mental health. …

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Herbs and Spices Cook Along

Are you ready to get back in the Extension Kitchen? Well, we are ready to welcome you back! Join …

2020 Report to the People

In 2020, COVID-19 presented many hurdles and changes to daily life, but something that did not change was the service …

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2021 Virtual Women’s Health Fair

May 9–15 is National Women’s Health Week. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Pasquotank County is hosting a Virtual Women’s Health …

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6-Week Virtual Yoga Series

Would you like to relax, stretch, and win some cool prizes? Join us for our FREE 6-week virtual yoga …

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It’s Your Heart; Take Care of It!

Friday, February 5 is “National Wear Red Day” in support of Women’s Heart Health. Cardiovascular disease is the No. …

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Live Monthly Food Demos!

Do you love learning new recipes and cooking techniques? Would you like to try new vegetables and really enjoy …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Protecting Young Children in the Home

This publication helps parents protect young children from accidents and injuries in the home.

2 weeks ago
Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

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 …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

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 …

HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

10/6/21