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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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Caswell County Pesticide Education

Do you need V or Z(fumigation) credits to renew your North Carolina private pesticide applicator license? Pesticide Education Caswell County …

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Caswell County Food Drive

According to a study conducted by Feeding America…there are nearly 4,000 Caswell County citizens facing food insecurity on a …

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Holiday Food Gifting Pointers

The holidays are a time when many of us are busy in our kitchens preparing homemade food gifts to …

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Dining With Diabetes

November is Diabetes awareness month. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that nearly 1.6 million Americans have diabetes, …

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Dining With Diabetes

Family and Consumer Sciences agents from Caswell, Chatham, Orange, Randolph, and Rowan Counties have teamed together to bring you …

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Pecan Scab Disease

Pecan Scab Disease More than likely, the black spots you see on pecan leaves and shucks are due to pecan …

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The Grow Box

A program of Garden fun for your family delivered to your door from North Carolina 4-H and the JC …

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Infused Water Safety Tips

Infused Water Safety Tips Even though there have been no food-borne outbreaks associated with infused waters, if left unrefrigerated, there …

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
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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 …