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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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Cooking With Families

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Washington County and the MTW District Health Department are teaming up to offer this amazing …

Elderberry Shrub with Berries

Elderberry Syrup Class

Learn how to make elderberry syrup! October 17, 2019 N.C. Cooperative Extension of Washington County 128 E. Water Street Two classes will be offered. …

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Meal Prep for Mondays

THE SEASON FINALE! Week 5 of our MEAL PREP FOR MONDAYS series. These family-friendly recipes can be made over …

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Meal Prep-Hurricane Snacks

MEAL PREP FOR MONDAYS series. These energy balls can give your body the fuel it needs to tough out …

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Week 2 Meal Prep for Mondays

Week 2 of our MEAL PREP FOR MONDAYS series. These family-friendly recipes can be made over the weekend to …

Extension Director entering office

Meal Prep for Mondays

Week 1 of our MEAL PREP FOR MONDAYS series. These family-friendly recipes can be made over the weekend to …

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"Raining" in Mosquitoes

Recent heavy rains and flooding across many areas of the state will create many breeding areas for mosquitoes. While …

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Tasty Tuesdays Cooking Class

Class meets each Tuesday in November. Make over your holiday cooking with this hands-on cooking class. Cost …

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Low Carb Cooking Camp

Wednesday, August 16th – Friday, August 18th 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Washington County Extension Office, …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

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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 …

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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.

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Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

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Insect Repellent Products

This document is presented to answer some commonly asked questions about repellents and mechanical devices …

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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 …