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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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Healthy Easy Snacks

Are you running out of snack ideas for the kids and looking for something new? Try this refreshing snack. Fruit …

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Healthy Snack Ideas

With schools being closed most kids are home all day and parents are faced with the challenge of keeping …

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EFNEP Class

Expanded Nutrition Education classes Southview Recreation Center 1720 Vilma St, Charlotte, NC 28208 Beginning February 26, 2020, 10 to 11:30 a.m. To sign up …

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COVID-19 and Other Viral Respiratory Illnesses: Preventative Measures

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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 …

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

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