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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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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 …

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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 …

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How Sweet It Is!

Zac Hackney, youth EFNEP educator in Pitt County, attended Ag Education Day at A.G. Cox Middle School on November …

EFNEP community event

Food Safety Block Party

Lynnell Godfrey, youth EFNEP Educator in Pasquotank County, attended the Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families Block Party on …

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Virtual EFNEP Lessons

Patty Saltpaw, EFNEP Educator, in Johnston County partnered with a local group of mothers who meet on Zoom and …

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EFNEP is Making Impacts

For over 50 years, EFNEP has worked with families in North Carolina to encourage behavior change among its participants. Our …

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EFNEP Is Hiring!

Are you looking for a rewarding career that will let you give back to your community? Join EFNEP and …

Cover photo for 2022 EFNEP Award Winners

2022 EFNEP Award Winners

We are honored to have so many talented and dedicated team members across the state. This week at the …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

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This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

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This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

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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 …

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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

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

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

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

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Volunteers sort food at a food bank.

Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

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