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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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Fall Leadership Team Meeting

For the first time in over three years, our state leadership team convened on campus for a quarterly team …

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EFNEP Awards 2023

Each year EFNEP takes time to reflect on and honor the commitment of our educators, community leaders, and partners …

Betsy at farmers market

Farmers Market Fun

Betsy Hooker, Henderson County EFNEP educator, was invited to participate in the Hendersonville Farmers Market for the 2023 season. …

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Watch Out for Added Sugars!

Teen Cuisine is an EFNEP program designed to teach youth from grades 6 to 12 important life skills to …

Cover photo for A&T EFNEP Coordinator Receives Award

A&T EFNEP Coordinator Receives Award

North Carolina Cooperative Extension encompasses the two Land Grant Universities within the state. Here at NC State, we partner …

Janet Bryan with partner

We Love Our Community Partners!

Janet Bryan, McDowell County EFNEP educator, and Bridget Burnette, Coordinator for the Adult High School at McDowell Technical Community …

Patty cooking

Germ Busters!

Patty Bowers, youth EFNEP educator in Chowan and Perquimans Counties partnered with Asheton Smith, 4-H Agent in Perquimans County …

NCSU Staff at conference

Empowering Food Citizens  

Unity, Hope, Joy, and Self-care – These are the ingredients Chef Daniel Thomas and panelists cooked up during their …

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Celebrating Our EFNEP Staff!

Our EFNEP programs across the state typically focus on our participants within the local communities, improving their lives through …

Cover photo for Grocery Store on Wheels

Grocery Store on Wheels

Zac Hackney, EFNEP educator in Pitt County, led a healthy recipe demonstration at the Ripe For Revival Mobile Market …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

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Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

4/3/24Local Foods
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 …

4/3/24Local 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 …

4/3/24Local Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

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

4/3/24Local Foods
A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

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

4/3/24Local Foods
Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

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

4/3/24Local Foods
4-H volunteers gleaning sweet potatoes.

Gleaning

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

4/3/24Local Foods