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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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Homemade Fruit Rolls

Fruit leathers are homemade fruit rolls. They are a tasty, chewy, dried fruit product. Fruit leathers are made by …

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Well Water Testing for Radon

Franklin County Environmental Health Services provides water testing for radon, Uranium, and gross alpha/ beta contaminates. Below are links to …

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May is Mediterranean Diet Month

Happy International Mediterranean Diet Month A great time to start eating the Med way! What is Med Month? May is …

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Know It - Control It

Blood Pressure Management Program February is American Heart Month so why not get Heart Healthy! N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center …

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Summer Fun-Safety Tips for Pool Season

BY: Dominque Simon N.C. Cooperative Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of …

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Med Instead of Meds Class Series

Med Instead of Meds, a series of Informational/Cooking Classes, led by Dominque Simon, Family & Consumer Science Agent, will …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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 …

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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. …

Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens and Other Household Textiles

This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.

6/13/19Disaster Recovery

Heat Stress Disorders

This publication offers safety tips and first aid procedures to prevent and treat heat stress …

6/13/19Disaster Recovery