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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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Vibrant Veggies on Display

EFNEP Educators in the East enjoyed a fun-filled unit meeting at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Martin County Center on May …

Sthefany with EFNEP poster

My Drink Has How Much Sugar?!?

Sthefany Flores Fuentes, Rutherford County EFNEP educator, was recently invited to a Science Expo at Isothermal Community College. During …

Della Hicks teaching to read food labels

Good for You and Tasty Too!

Della Hicks, adult EFNEP educator in Pasquotank County, has been programming with the Food Bank of the Albemarle for …

Lynnell with youth participant

Food Safety for the Win!

Lynnell Godfrey, youth EFNEP educator in Pasquotank County, prepared a recipe for her EFNEP groups at P.W. Moore Elementary …

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Rural Health Symposium

Zac Hackney, EFNEP educator in Pitt County, led an engaging presentation at the Rural Health Symposium at Eastern AHEC …

Hunger Conference

Fighting Hunger With Knowledge

EFNEP and others from Cooperative Extension joined hunger fighters from across the state at the NC Child Hunger Leaders …

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Fuel for Life Pilot Training

Educators from across the state attended a training on campus yesterday to learn more about the new EFNEP curriculum …

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Dig in to Gardening Partnerships

A successful EFNEP partnership includes collaboration with community groups who recognize and value the positive impact for their participants. …

EFNEP Educator, Natema Drummond at local event

EFNEP Grants Help Tell Our Story

In Edgecombe County, EFNEP receives ECU Health Community Benefits Grant funding to help support the program. Our EFNEP Educator …

Educator preparing food

New Curriculum Engages Youth

Chrissy Barbrey, EFNEP Educator, in Halifax County teaches high school students how to create healthy, simple, teen-friendly meals. Students …

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2023 EFNEP Job Openings

If you are looking for a new career this year, check out the EFNEP job opportunities currently available across …

Food Display

Winter Wonderland Ball

Lynnell Godfrey, EFNEP Educator in Pasquotank County, donated her time and talent to creating a delicious fruit spread for …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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Let’s Talk About Risk: A Guide to Identifying, Assessing, Managing, and Communicating Risk

This publication outlines and describes core concepts of risk that are used in various environmental, …

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Lactic Acid Fermentation

This factsheet describes the processes of creating fermented foods like yogurt, pickled vegetables, and sourdough …

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Conectando NC: Manteniendonos Informados y Conectados Usando Nuestros Celulares (Connecting NC: Staying Informed and Connected Using Your Smartphone)

This publication provides information for farmworkers about how to use their smartphones to access emergency, …


A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …


Guide to Understanding and Addressing PFAS in our Communities

This FactSheet provides a guide to understanding and addressing PFAS in our communities, which may …

4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

4/5/23Local Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

4/5/23Local Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

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