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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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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 …

Hands of unrecognizable senior couple with their grandaughter planting a seedling on the allotment. Man, woman and a small girl gardening.

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 …

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Refreshing Summer Treats

Watermelons are in season and a perfect way to refresh your palette and cool off on a hot summer …

Caswell County Office Operations

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Caswell County staff is working to resume back to normal office operations. However, we plan to …

Caswell County April Newsletter

Hello clients, here is a look at N.C. Cooperative Extension of Caswell County’s April Newsletter. We hope you are …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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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. …

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 …