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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.

Oatmeal bread

4-H Fair Oatmeal Bread

From: Heartland, the Best of the Old and the New from the Midwest Kitchens, 1991 By: Marcia Adams See the below …

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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 …

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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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This factsheet describes how to safely thaw frozen foods.

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