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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.

Farm-City Week Activities

Join city and country folk as we celebrate our annual Farm-City Week. Farm-City Week in Lee County is November …

Mental Health & Imagination

During a recent conference, someone posed an interesting question to me. Could the rise in mental health diagnoses be …

Eat and Drink Your Water

Written by: Noa Borkan, Dietetic Intern Summer is a time for fun in the sun, outdoor activities, and unfortunately, lots …

Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative

Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative is entering its 9th year supporting Sandhills farmers in Lee, Moore and Cumberland counties. …

Cover photo for Slow Cooker Meals

Slow Cooker Meals

Do you wish you could come home after a busy day to the comforting smell of dinner cooking? Using …

Kids in the Kitchen

Tomatoes! Are they fruits or are they vegetables? If you have found this question to be a brainteaser, then …

A Refreshing Summer Treat

While there is no such thing as the perfect fruit, a crisp, juicy slice of watermelon on a hot …

Reading Nutrition Labels

The other day I was at a friend’s house and noticed she had 16 cans of green beans on …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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. …

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 …

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 …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Mold Testing

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

10/1/19

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

9/26/19

Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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 …