Making healthy choices isn’t always easy. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educators help people sort fact from fad, providing research-based programs that promote a lifetime of good health. Programs cover a broad spectrum, from pesticide safety to indoor air quality, from childhood nutrition and physical activity to heart-healthy eating and food safety.
Lately, the word “pulse” has become a popular buzzword in nutrition. The word “pulse” refers to the edible, dried seeds produced by legume plants such as dried beans, peas, and lentils. Although related, MORE »
The CDC estimates that about 1 in 6 Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases yearly. Foodborne illness is caused by harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, or chemicals in MORE »
A monthly celebration of local food + community Through monthly exhibitions, showcases, events and demos community members can explore new ways to engage with and support local food. If you are not from MORE »– from Gardening
Healthy eating and good nutrition can improve your health and keep you functioning independently. Yet, only 25 percent of older adults are eating a well-balanced diet. There are many factors that can affect MORE »
Often times when the words “February” and “heart” are mentioned, thoughts of Valentine’s Day may surface. However, February is considered American Heart Month to help raise awareness of your own heart’s health. Heart MORE »