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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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CVB Promotes Local Farms During Pandemic

The Pinehurst/Southern Pines/Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau recognizes the contributions Moore County farmers are making to local markets …

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Radical Roots: Sweetpotatoes

Often referred to as the “Orange Superfood”, the sweetpotato is an integral part of the American diet. From casseroles …

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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. ~ …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

At Your Door Step: A Family Factsheet on Outdoor Play and Learning

Right at your doorstep may be many of the answers to the social, educational, and …

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Building Bones for a Lifetime: Diet and Osteoporosis

This booklet will help you determine if you are at risk for osteoporosis, and will …

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A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways …

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COVID-19 General Guidance for Retail Food Environments

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

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COVID-19 and Other Viral Respiratory Illnesses: Preventative Measures

This factsheet offers practical guidelines for keeping yourself healthy during a viral respiratory outbreak like …

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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 …

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

2/19/20

Thawing Food Safely

This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

2/12/20For Safety's Sake