Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

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.

Keifer Workshop

Come learn how to make milk kefir, a cultured, probiotic dairy beverage similar in taste and texture to yogurt. Making …

Mmm....Apple Butter Season

Apples are one of the delights for this time of the year. Apples are irresistible as snacks or as …

Vegetable Still Plentiful

Gardens have produced an bounty of beautiful vegetables this summer,and there seem to still be plenty of vegetables and …

Canning Tomato Products

Gardens are exploding with ripening tomatoes, and we are all trying to eat and preserve this wonderful fruit. Tomatoes are …

Celebrate With Safe Salsa

“Celebrate with Safe Salsa,” a N.C. Cooperative Extension publication available online, covers the basic information needed to make safe …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Mold Testing

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

3 weeks ago

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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


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 …

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. …

Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table Linens and Other Household Textiles

This publication covers important information about cleaning household textiles after a flood.

6/13/19Disaster Recovery

Heat Stress Disorders

This publication offers safety tips and first aid procedures to prevent and treat heat stress …

6/13/19Disaster Recovery

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

5/23/19Local Foods