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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.

Fall Gardening Club Cabarrus County 4-H Club

Fall Gardening Club

Let’s get to digging in the Dirt! We will be exploring the fall growing season and how all youth can …

food items that contain vitamin d

Vitamin D and You

Recently, we learned that researchers have discovered that people with lower levels of vitamin D have higher mortality rates …

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June Is National Dairy Month!!

Did you know June is National Dairy Month??? If you are anything like me, you love cows and all dairy …

Dial Gauge Pressure Canner Testing

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Cabarrus County Center will again be doing testing for dial gauge pressure canners. Please see the …

Cover photo for Count on Me NC

Count on Me NC

We are excited to announce Count on Me NC, a new partnership with NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC …

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 …

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 …

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

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Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

8/13/20For Safety's Sake