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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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Local Farmers Market Information

Moore County Health Department Farmers Market Mondays Moore County Health Department 705 Pinehurst Avenue; Carthage, NC 28327 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. ~ …

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Eat Safe After a Power Outage

With Hurricane Florence setting her sights on North Carolina, a power outage may be inevitable in your community and …

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Grilling and Summer Go Hand-in-Hand

It wouldn’t be summer without cooking out on the grill, but FodSafety.gov says that foodborne illnesses increase during the …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

6 days agoFor Safety's Sake

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

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

1 week agoFor Safety's Sake
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. …

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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 …

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.)

Black cohosh is a member of the Ranunculaceae family. It is a native medicinal plant …

Mold Testing

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

10/1/19

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

9/26/19