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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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FCS News - December 21, 2020

Mental Wellness During the Holidays Managing your mental wellness during the holiday season can be challenging when unaware of holiday …

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Learn How to Make Italian Mixed Vegetables

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) nutrition educator, Jessica Kearney gives a …

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Health Benefits of Sleep

On the surface, it seems like the seasonal transition from summer to fall provides all the best ingredients for …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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FCS News - August 31, 2020

Prevent T2 Virtual Program Due to COVID-19 we have restructured the Prevent T2 program into a virtual experience. If you …

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FCS Newsletter June 22, 2020

Kickin Nutrition Virtual Based Program Building Healthy Habits for Youth Are your children interested in taking a virtual nutrition education course? …

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FCS Newsletter June 15, 2020

Kickin Nutrition Virtual Based Program Building Healthy Habits for Youth Are your children interested in taking a virtual nutrition education course? …

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FCS Weekly News - June 8, 2020

Kickin Nutrition TV Virtual Based Program Building Healthy Habits for Youth Are your children interested in taking a virtual nutrition education …

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FCS News June 1, 2020

Kickin Nutrition TV Virtual Based Program Building Healthy Habits for Youth Are your children interested in taking a virtual nutrition education …

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FCS Weekly News May 25, 2020

Med Instead of Meds Eating like those who live in the Mediterranean region has been shown to promote health and …

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Farmers' Market Tours: A Guide for Nutrition Educators

A Farmers’ Market Tour is a great way to introduce your program participants to an …

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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

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Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

11/11/20For Safety's Sake
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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? …

10/21/20

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

10/14/20
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Cost Analysis for Improving Park Facilities to Promote Park-based Physical Activity

As public parks and recreation facilities are increasingly positioned as health resources, greater demands for …

9/23/20
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At Your Door Step: A Family Factsheet on Outdoor Play and Learning

Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and …

7/29/20