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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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Asian Giant Hornet ID Guide

A Side by Side Comparison of the Asian Giant Hornet and Other Insects The following are some insects that might …

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Turkey Talking 101

When Benjamin Franklin suggested the wild turkey as our national bird, he obviously noticed its fascinating characteristics and appeal. …

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NC 4-H Virtual Summer Camp

THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT DOES REQUIRE REGISTRATION; SPACE IS LIMITED; Info on how to register will be available …

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SNAP Online Pilot Program for NC

Some great news for NC! However, please be advised that only Walmart and Amazon are authorized retailers for the SNAP …

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Request for PPE to USDA

USDA Collecting Information on Personal Protective Equipment Needs of our Farming Community The USDA is collecting information on growers ability …

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Coronavirus Information Line Available

Cherokee County Health Department in conjunction with Clay County Health Department, Graham Country Health Department and Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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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 …

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.)

This publication discusses growing and harvesting bloodroot, a spring wildflower used to produce natural red, …

Commercial Goldenseal Cultivation

This factsheet covers commercial goldenseal production in North Carolina, a highly valued medicinal herb which …

Helping Children Cope with Stress

This publication describes how children cope with stress and summarizes practices that parents can use …

4/15/20

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

COVID-19 General Guidance for Retail Food Environments

This factsheet offers guidance for retail establishments during a viral respiratory outbreak, like the coronavirus …

4/6/20