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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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TikTok! TikTok! 4Health

This is an opportunity for youth ages 10-14 to engage in hands-on learning while focusing on healthy habits. Participants …

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When in Doubt TOSS IT!!!

Food Safety is Key Have you experienced a power outage? Have you ever wondered if it is okay to eat …

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Chefs Who Changed the World

Learn new skills and meet new friends in the New Year! Check out this new online workshop series through …

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Farmworkers PPE

Warren County Cooperative Extension Distributes PPE Supplies for Farmworkers The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is …

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4-H Edition Chopped Challenge

It’s Virtual, Exciting & Fun!!!! 4-H Edition Chopped Challenge provides the perfect opportunity for youth to meet youth from …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21
Enlargement of mottled color adult moth with wings folded

Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

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

6/15/21Household Pests
Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …